A local activist group plans another anti-racism rally in Pottsville on Saturday afternoon.
The group known as Skook Equality meets in front of Schuylkill County Courthouse from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 13.
Two weeks ago, the same group hosted a rally in the same spot to protest the killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd while he was in police custody.
Organizers Aim for Peaceful Demonstration
At that first protest, about 75 people marched and changed in support of the group’s messagin.
The Skook Equality group doesn’t appear to be aligned with any one particular parent activist group, including Black Lives Matter.
And at the group’s first protest in Pottsville two weeks ago, there was nothing even remotely resembling any of the chaos that we all watched unfold on TV at the time in cities across the US, including the previous day in Pennsylvania.
Based on some social media posts in advance of Saturday’s event, it appears the group wants people to share their experiences with racism in Schuylkill County.
A few weeks ago, the local protest group stood along Laurel Boulevard in Pottsville They chanted and repeated. The group even marched around the Schuylkill County Courthous and eventually to the Pottsville downtown.
STAY WITH US
The Canary will be on site tomorrow afternoon covering any details. Check back Saturday for updates from the scene.