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Another Anti-Racism Rally Planned in Pottsville Saturday

pottsville skook equality rally

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.

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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.

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The Canary will be on site tomorrow afternoon covering any details. Check back Saturday for updates from the scene.

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3 Comments

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  1. PTFloridians

    June 14, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    From 1976 to 2005, 94 percent of black victims were killed by other African Americans. In fact, high rates of black-on-black killing have been the norm for well over a century.
    …oh well…there goes that whole black lives matter racism thing.

  2. PTFloridians

    June 14, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    The folks in the photo above “can’t breathe” because of the huge thick masks forcing them to recycle carbon dioxide.

  3. PTFloridians

    June 14, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Ya know, it amazes me how all these big, muscle bound, tatted-up, tough guys and girls, are reduced to scared little lemmings when they stroll in and around all the local stores with their cute little masks on, while they play follow the leader…

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