BY QNS STAFF
Queens Juneteenth Coalition, compiled of various members
from the historically Black Divine Nine(D9) Organizations of
Queens, local elected officials and community organizations,
hosted a peaceful march and rally on Saturday in southeast
Queens to remember the Black lives taken at the hands of racism
and call for an end to police brutality.
Congressman Gregory Meeks, Senators Leroy Comrie, and
James Sanders, Assembly members Vivian Cook, Alicia Hyndman,
and Clyde Vanel, and Council members Adrienne Adams,
Donovan Richards, and I. Daneek Miller joined the rally, which
started at 233rd Street and Merrick Blvd. in Laurelton at 2 p.m.
on June 27.
The march proceeded to Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica,
where HOT 97’s Miabelle hosted the rally, which featuring performances
by Queens-based artists, Nyemiah Supreme, TGIFly,
Black business owners from southeast Queens also supported
the rally by donating resources, promoting their businesses,
and marching alongside the community.
The protest went off peacefully. One protester, Veronica Kirton
Johnson, gifted police officers at the scene with handmade
masks, which they then wore.
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