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Protesters in West Palm Beach push for racial justice on Juneteenth

The holiday, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, is usually celebrated with parades and festivals but became a day of protest this year in the wake of demonstrations set off by George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police.

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Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, is usually celebrated with a cookout, a parade, a community festival, or a soulful rendition of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” but this year became a day of protest this year in the wake of demonstrations set off by George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, is usually celebrated with a cookout, a parade, a community festival, or a soulful rendition of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” but this year became a day of protest this year in the wake of demonstrations set off by George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Hundreds of protesters marched along the streets of downtown West Palm Beach pushing for racial justice on Friday, chanting “We want justice now,” “No justice, no peace” after an hour-long gathering at the Centennial Plaza where speakers addressed the crowd voicing concerns about issues that need to be reformed or changed, along with expressions of black joy in spite of an especially traumatic time for the nation.

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The march was pacific all along its course.

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Protesters in West Palm Beach push for racial justice on Juneteenth

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