Dare Minority Coalition Holding Moments of Silence March in Manteo June 9th
As protests in response to the killing of George Floyd and the larger issue of police violence against minorities rage across the country, the Outer Banks’ own Dare Minority Coalition has announced Moments of Silence for Victims of Police Violence, a peaceful protest march to take place in cooperation with local authorities in Manteo on Tuesday, June 9.
According the Dare Minority Coalition Facebook page, local law enforcement agencies and the community are invited to participate in the Moments of Silence event, which will be a peaceful gathering to silently honor those we have lost to police violence in 2020.
Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, all attending marchers are asked to take the proper safety precautions, including wearing cloth face masks or coverings and allowing each person six feet of social distancing space.
Participants will assemble in the big parking lot beside the COA (College of the Albemarl) campus, located across from the Piggly Wiggly store, and will march out onto the sidewalks lining Highway 64 in Manteo for the amount of minutes symbolizing each victim.
Those attending are encouraged to, “Bring your signs. Bring your passion. Bring your families to show we can all live peacefully and lawfully together. Please, no drama, fighting, or destruction of property. This isn’t that type of event. It’s in memory of all those who have departed this life unnecessarily. This is about honoring them.”
The event will include speakers, including Coalition Executive Director George Carver and local officials.
The Dare Minority Coalition’s Moments of Silence protest march is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, at the COA campus in Manteo.
You can RSVP in the official Facebook event page here.