CAMDEN, NJ — Blackout Tuesday took place exactly two weeks ago in the aftermath of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Pitch dark screens overtaking the Internet to protest not just recent acts of police brutality and racism, but historic injustices suffered by black communities.
Camden organizers have invited locals for a march this afternoon under #TheYouthBlackOutTuesday, in hopes of providing a place for young voices
“At the march, we will give a list of demands not only to the Camden County Police Department, but also the county, City Council and school district board," said Isaiah Davis, a senior at The Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy. "[Among] our demands are for Camden County cops in schools to be replaced with counselors, nurses and trained community members."
“Camden County Police Department should be more diverse with people of color and...people from our city,” added Davis, 18, who helped to set up the march.
Tuesday's march will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Millenium Skate World (1900 Carman St.) and head to Camden High Park (also called Farnham Park).
Davis said the group plans to host it every June 16 going forward.