'Black Lives Matter' protest continues in downtown Rochester | WHEC.com

'Black Lives Matter' protest continues in downtown Rochester

Updated: August 30, 2020 11:28 PM
Created: August 30, 2020 11:18 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester area activists are continuing to protest for black lives and racial equality.

Activists and supporters came together and marched on Sunday for the seventh installment of the "Stop Killing Us" rallies. 

Some of them recalled the Civil Rights Action of the 1960s.

Chris Thompson a volunteer, and participant said "there were a lot of things going on today,  we all know about the Jacob Blake case, it's the 57th anniversary of the march on Washington, since 1963, not much has changed. There are a lot of platitudes about what happened, but things still haven't systematically changed and that still needs to happen."

The rally was held at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Police say some protesters marched to the Rochester Police Headquarters and knocked down barricades in front of the building.

However, police say there was no major damage and no arrests were made. 

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