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Peaceful rally and vigil at Fort Stanwix

Citizen Action of New York- Central New York Chapter held a peaceful rally and vigil at Fort Stanwix on Saturday night.

Posted: Jun 6, 2020 11:15 PM
Updated: Jun 6, 2020 11:30 PM

ROME- Citizen Action of New York- Central New York Chapter held a peaceful rally and a vigil at Fort Stanwix on Saturday night.

Hundreds showed up for the Black Lives Matter movement that's happening all over the country.

They marched around the park with signs and chanted "Black Lives Matter."

Members of the Rome Police Department marched with them.

Citizen Action put together the march in solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Organizers say, even though the communities across the country are coming together, there's still a lot that needs to be done. "We have to go through the education system, through housing and even through childcare, so there is a lot that still needs to be done," said Chelsea Arcuri, who helped plan the event.

A member for Citizen Action says, he wants to see equality. "All lives matter. We want to end police brutality, and we want to see a difference in our country, and we want everyone to have the same rights as everyone else does, regardless of the color of our skin, " said Robert Perry.

Following the march, there were speakers and a candlelight vigil.

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