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North Kingstown residents proudly proclaim that Black Lives Matter

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We’re here to help serve justice for Black people,” said organizer Kayla Robinson.


Around 300 people rallied in North Kingstown on Sunday to affirm that Black Lives Matter by the Stop and Shop Plaza on Ten Rod Road. It was yet another example of the power of a movement that has moved out of the cities and onto the streets of suburban America. Similar rallies, marches and protests have taken place in Barrington, Westerly, Woonsocket, Bristol and Narragansett.

“We’re here to help serve justice for Black people,” said organizer Kayla Robinson. “I have to say we’ve had a good amount of people in support of us. The good has outweighed the negative.”

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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.

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