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Several hundred National Guard troops will be deployed to Philadelphia as protests continue after police shot and killed Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man, in a confrontation Monday

Lehigh Valley social justice activists are planning a protest in Whitehall Monday afternoon.

Students across the Lehigh Valley have been speaking out about racial inequalities in schools. And as part of these discussions, students say that they don’t want the police to play a role in their academic future. WLVR’s Genesis Ortega reports.

This week members of the Allentown school community gathered to discuss police presence in schools. Police help provide security at schools, but many in attendance said they want a contract between the district and the department terminated.

Weeks after the death of George Floyd, state lawmakers have reached agreement on several measures aimed at reducing police brutality.


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