PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Anti-Violence Coalition will hold a peaceful march and rally Saturday, June 6, starting at Library Park. The event is in response to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police, and racial injustice.
Norman Deen Muhammad, a member of the PAVC and one of the organizers of the march, told TAPinto Plainfield that "the horrendous killing of George Floyd and manner in which it was done may have shocked the consciousness of the world," but he said it is the reality of being a black man or woman in America.
"There have been thousands of George Floyds, and also black women such as Breonna Taylor and Sandra Bland. The 'We The People March' is to say while the world may have been shocked, we have been more than shocked - we have been killed," he said. "Now is the time for those who say they feel our pain to join our quest as we are united for systemic change and accountability in the justice system."
On a post on the PAVC Facebook page, Muhammad said Saturday's march will be "free of outside provocateurs and disrupters of peace and progress."
Participants will begin assembling near the library, 800 Park Ave., at 12:45 p.m. and will proceed to City Hall, 515 Watchung Ave. Organizers remind those who plan to attend to bring signs, wear a mask, practice social distancing, and bring water to stay hydrated.
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