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Queens Juneteenth Coalition organizes southeast
Queens march to protest police brutality
BY QNS STAFF
Queens Juneteenth Coalition, compiled
of various members from the historically
Black Divine Nine (D9) Organizations
of Queens, local elected offi cials 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 Boulevard in Laurelton at 2 p.m.
on June 27.
Congressman Gregory Meeks speaks
during the rally. Assemblyman Clyde
Vanel speaks during the rally.
Th e march proceeded to Roy Wilkins
Park in Jamaica, where HOT 97’s Miabelle
hosted the rally, which featured performances
by Queens-based artists, Nyemiah
Supreme, TGIFly, among others.
Black business owners from southeast
Queens also supported the rally by donating
resources, promoting their businesses
and marching alongside the community.
Th e protest went off peacefully. One
protester, Veronica Kirton Johnson, gift ed
police offi cers at the scene with handmade
masks, which they then wore.
Photos by Dean Moses.