Monday, July 6, 2020

A month after racial injustice protests began in Lancaster, where do demonstrators' demands stand?

Since late May, protesters have taken to streets throughout Lancaster County to fight racial injustice.

For days in the beginning of June, hundreds of people camped out across the street from the Lancaster city police station, chanted in front of Lancaster County Prison and kneeled in the center of Penn Square. Protests followed throughout the county, from Lititz to Quarryville.

While national protests were spurred by the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, protesters in Lancaster County expressed their own grievances against institutionalized racism and police brutality against Black and brown residents in their community.


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