Black Lives Matter protest held in Canandaigua

Updated: June 03, 2020 05:29 PM
Created: June 03, 2020 04:56 PM

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WHEC) — A large Black Lives Matter protest was held in Canandaigua Wednesday evening.

Protesters started in a park in the city, sang songs and delivered messages of peace, while still stressing that changes must be made.


The group marched up Main Street to the Canandaigua Police Station, where chants continued.

Police Chief Stephen Hedworth and Ontario County sheriff Kevin Henderson joined in a moment of silence and took a knee with the crowd.

News10NBC was told police and protesters are meeting Wednesday evening to talk.

Emmanuel Hamilton organized the event, and he said the turnout surprised him.

"I did not expect this much support from my community and I can see I was wrong for thinking that, and a lot of people are very emotional today, and I can see that, and I really never thought I would have so much support from this community, and plus from this country so it's a beautiful thing," Hamilton said.

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