WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne Farmer's Market which had been scheduled to debut on Saturday, June 6 has postponed their opening day to the following Saturday, June 13.
The Wayne Black Lives Matter protest and rally is scheduled for the same date and only one hour after the Farmer's Market was set to close. At first, the decision was made to close the market early, but the organizers were not sure if, logistically, they could close everything up before the rally began, even with the extra time. So, it was decided to postpone the debut to the following week.
The protest was organized by six recent Wayne high school graduates and, in less than a week, they have had 2,218 people join the "Wayne For Black Lives Matter Protest!" Facebook Group. Although, it is unknown how many people will show up for the protest, a large turnout is expected.
The protest organizers are strongly expressing their desire for a peaceful, non-violent protest. The Wayne Police Department have been involved in the preparations and will have a strong force present to keep the peace, and several BLM protests have occurred locally without incident.