(Essex County, NJ) - The People’s Organization For Progress (POP), will have its “Justice Monday” protest against police brutality today, Monday, June 15th, 4:00pm in front of the Federal Building, 970 Broad Street in Newark, NJ.
The protest is being held in response to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor killed by police, that of Ahmaud Arbery whose murder involved a retired police officer, Maurice Gordon killed recently on the NJ Turnpike, and other victims of police brutality in New Jersey.
This is the second Justice Monday action since the restart of the protests last Monday. POP began the Justice Monday protests on February 1, 2016, to demand that the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey launch civil rights investigations into the police shooting deaths of Abdul Kamal, Jerome Reid, Kashad Ashford, and the shooting of Radazz Hearns by police. There had been over 200 Justice Monday protests when POP temporarily suspended them in March in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The protest will also be a demonstration of support for the Newark Civilian Complaint Review Board. The City of Newark’s attempt to establish this police review board with subpoena and investigatory powers is currently being decided by the NJ State Supreme Court.
At the demonstration today, POP will also call for a protest in Trenton on June 30. The protest is scheduled for 11:00am to 3:00pm near the State House.
Among the speakers at the protest today will be religious, labor, and community leaders and student activists. Also speaking will be Lawrence Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization For Progress and candidate for United States Senator.
Participants will be asked to wear face masks and gloves and to practice social distancing.
For more information please call (973)801-0001.