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Over 1200 people line the streets in Barrington to assert that Black Lives Matter



Organizer Trinki Anderson was expecting a couple of hundred people to attend her event in support of Black Lives Matter and in protest of the police murder of George Floyd. She got over 1200 lining both sides of County Road from the Barrington Congregational Church and as far up the road as the eye could see.

People and families spaced themselves along the road, wearing masks and holding signs, safely social distanced in this time of COVID-19. There was another group of 100 people further up County Road outside St John’s Episcopal Church. The event lasted until the church bells rang at 1:30, a short but meaningful event.

Below is a video of the event, walking from one end to the other, followed by photographs.

About the Author

Steve Ahlquist is Uprise RI's co-founder and lead reporter. He has covered human rights, social justice, progressive politics and environmental news for nearly a decade.