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This week more than 50 Black Lives Matters supporters gathered peacefully in Whitehall Township – to bring attention to a lawsuit against the area police and the school district. The event was also attended by counter-protestors, after an alert was sent out by a local gun shop.
Local activists who helped spearhead recent social justice protests across the Lehigh Valley, say Allentown City Council’s new plan to address their concerns falls short. WLVR’s Tyler Pratt reports they say the plan isn’t everything they hoped for.
As Allentown officials discussed what the future of policing may look like in the city Wednesday night, many people gathered outside council chambers – which were closed to the public.
If you plan to protest, know your rights first.
A vigil for Black Trans Lives was held in Allentown yesterday to remember transgender people who have been murdered across the country, and raise their profile amid social justice protests.