VERONA, NJ - In the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and ongoing protests around the country, Verona will also be host to a rally to speak out about both racial injustice and police reform. The rally will be held on Saturday on Bloomfield Ave. which will be closed from Cumberland to Grove to all vehicular traffic from around 12:45 P.M. to around 3 P.M. 

The rally will begin at the bandstand in Verona Park at 12:45 P.M. where they plan to depart by 1 P.M. and will then walk Bloomfield Avenue to the Civic Center. Once there, there will be a number of people speaking during which Bloomfield Avenue will remain closed until all speakers are done.

The Rally for Justice is being hosted by two Verona residents, Julia DiGeronimo and Lily Dastis, who created a Facebook page for the event which currently has 145 people confirmed to be going and 612 people interested in attending the rally. Here, DiGeronimo has asked people to reach out to her if they have an interest in speaking at the rally.

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While the rally is advocating for police reform, the Verona Police Department as well as the Township have expressed support for the protest and anticipate it to be a peaceful display.

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