JuneTeenth March for Justice 2020

No “imminent danger” or emergency declaration necessary.

“We want reform. We want trust. We want transparency. We want truth.”

There were no guns. There were no thugs. There was no violence.

Two days after Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney declared a state of emergency in advance of the JuneTeenth March for Justice organized by Black Lives Matter – Fargo/Moorhead (BLM-FM) because of what he called “imminent danger” for the community, there was only peaceful protest and a march from Island Park to Fargo (N.D.) City Hall and back.

Juneteenth Graphic

Above all, there was solidarity among the 300-350 people who, in the words of one event organizer, “showed up, showed out” to commemorate Juneteenth, protest police brutality and talk about justice for black people and other people of color in Fargo.

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Juneteenth 2020 March – Fargo, N.D.

#BlackLivesMatter-FM  leads march marking anniversary

300-350 people turn out for protest

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney informs crowd of Juneteenth holiday proclamation

#BlackLivesMatter demands good-faith cooperation from Fargo establishment

Blinds in city hall windows closed in advance of peaceful protest

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