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Posted on: June 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Protest & March for Justice to be held June 21

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 16, 2020)  – On Sunday, June 21, at 4 p.m., the Protest & March for Justice will be held in the City of Beaufort beginning at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The City of Beaufort supports this march, and City Council requested approval from SCDOT for the closure of several streets on Sunday to accommodate marchers.

Mayor Billy Keyserling will be among the speakers at the park.

The City has issued this statement:

“As our country grapples with the issues brought to the forefront by recent protests and demonstrations throughout the United States, including here in Beaufort, we recognize that there is work to be done. We must stand in solidarity with the Black community, with those who protest in peace, and with those looking for change. We must see racism as a public health crisis and a stain on our humanity. It is up to us to forge real change in our own community. Systemic racism is far reaching in our society and goes beyond policing. We are committed to being agents of change within our City to lead to a new future for all.

“We’re proud to support the Protest & March for Justice. We are the ones who stand in the public as leaders; it is up to each of us to make our voices heard, but more importantly to listen, to learn, and to use our voices to amplify the concerns of others.”

The march is being organized Harold “Mitch” Mitchell, a Beaufort County native, and retired Air Force major general.

The march will go from Waterfront Park up Charles to Boundary Street, from Boundary to Carteret Street and down Bay Street back to the park. It will be a silent march, Mitchell said, to commemorate “folks who cannot speak anymore, who have been silenced forever.” Marchers will be asked to wear masks and socially distance, he said, to ensure safety during the continued spread of Covid-19.

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