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MORE JUSTICE, MORE PEACE

About a hundred people gathered in Veterans Park today to protest thwoullard manch 3-31-12 043e killing of Trayvon Martin and call for racial justice.  After opening comments from  Woullard Lett, a couple dozen people took turns denouncing  the climate of racism that makes life dangerous for young black men.  Speakers, including Ray Ealy, Alan MacKillop, Carol Backus, Sarah Alier, Mark Provost, and Mary manch 3-31-12 054 Georges called for local actions to overcome fear and suspicion. 

After the speak-out, the group marched up Elm Street through downtown Manchester.  Chants of “No Justice, No Peace” alternated with chants of “More Justice, More Peace.”  Following the march, participants met in Veterans Park to plan additional actions.

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