WARREN, NJ - Warren Township was host to a Peaceful Sit-In on Wednesday, launched by the newly formed Warren, Watchung, Green Brook, Long Hill- Community Forum Advocacy Group.

Organized in one day, the crowd lined the street in downtown Warren, all wearing masks and six feet apart.  Passers-by, including Warren Police, Township Committee members and citizens honked support as they drove by.

“I was inspired as I walked the street and spoke to many of the young people.  It is great seeing so much passion and purpose,” said Warren Township committeeman Victor Sordillo. “I hope events like this put an end to racism in America.”

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"Very proud of these young people, taking an opportunity to peacefully protest the murder of George Floyd and so many others," said Judy Shanahan. "Many I recognize as WHRHS students and graduates and I hope the administration and BOE are as proud as I am of the education these children received and are using their voices to try to make changes when they see injustice. They give me hope for the future.”

Earlier in the day, Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane provided the following statement: