Equality march planned for Saturday

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  • Pacific Park/ Courtesy City of Sulphur Springs
    Pacific Park/ Courtesy City of Sulphur Springs
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George Floyd, black equality peaceful protest will start at Pacific Park

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After the death of George Floyd on May 25, the Sulphur Springs community is planning a peaceful protest this Saturday, June 6 in solidarity with many similar non-violent protests across the country, according to social media. 

Marchers will gather between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Pacific Park, and will then walk a route from Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to Gilmer Street, down around the downtown square, according to social media. The route will then wind back up Oak Avenue, back down MLK Dr. to Pacific Park. 

Voter registration opportunities, prayer, and speeches by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will follow. 

Speakers will include Melvin Syrie Jr. of Blaq Think Tank and Minister Danard Barnes of MLK Church of Christ. 

Sulphur Springs Police Department will escort the marchers, said former city council candidate Reiko Alexander. 

“We just want people to know this is a peaceful event for everyone of every race,” Alexander said. “This is non-violent, and this town does stand up for what’s right.”