BLM protest held at Clayton, Jackson, McGhie memorial

Updated: August 05, 2020 10:47 PM

A group called “Duluth Youth” held a small protest at the Clayton, Jackson McGhie memorial Wednesday night to promote racial justice and equality.


Organizers said they have been meeting at the memorial on Wednesday evenings to speak out about police brutality and racism since the death of George Floyd.

Camron Magee, one participant said there is a still a lot of racism in the world and she hopes to see that change.

“The fact that this is a movement happening to make a change—I’m all for it,” Magee said.

Lamarquita Leach, another participant said that it was important to love people as they are.

“Love a human for a human, you know?” Leach said.

Frankie Olson, a third participant said it was up to us to value human life.

“We need to remember how valuable a human life is and how great an impact they can make,” Olson said.

The Duluth Police Department said in a statement that they supported the group’s right to safely express their freedom of speech.

The protest included a march and remained peaceful.

Participants invite anyone who is interested in joining their ongoing efforts to promote racial justice and equality to stop by the Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Wednesday's at 8:00pm.

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