Students march through Brighton’s downtown in support of Black Lives Matter

While all eyes were on the Livingston County Courthouse amid fears of out-of-town agitators and possible “chaos,” a group of kids from Brighton High School organized a march from the school into downtown Brighton that began at noon, Thursday, June 4. The march showed the students’ support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, the black man who died when a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck.

At least 150 young people marched along Brighton’s Main Street, chanting “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now!” and “Say his name … George Floyd.” The marchers were greeted with lots of supportive horn honking from drivers in Brighton’s downtown.

The organic rally — organized via Snapchat — went off without a hitch.

You can read about the Howell event by clicking here.

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