A peaceful march in support of Black Lives Matter served as a memorial to George Floyd, who was killed on May 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There have been two weeks of protests in cities across the nation, many culminating in rioting, looting, and destruction of commercial property.
However, last weekend in Flemington's Borough Park and this week on Thursday in Clinton, both well-attended events in the county were structured and peaceful.
"These amazing young leaders put together a well organized peaceful march - they included the Police Department and myself," explained Clinton Mayor Janice Kovach. The event was arranged by three high school seniors from North Hunterdon High School and began at 5 pm at the North County Branch Library.
The estimated attendance was between three and four hundred people wearing COVID19 masks. They marched through Clinton carrying hand-painted signs that read "Black Lives Matter", "No Justice, No Peace," , "End Systemic Racism Now", and "11/3 VOTE."
Referring once again to the seniors who organized the march, Mayor Kovach noted, "I can’t wait to see what their futures hold and wish them the best of luck.”