Protest

Hundreds gathered on a hot Saturday afternoon at Bethlehem City Hall for a vigil for George Floyd. It was jointly sponsored by the NAACP’s of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton.

Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale is under fire for releasing a statement in which he called Black Lives Matter a “hate group.’’ In response to his remarks, some county residents organized a protest to call for his resignation,

A peaceful protest is taking place outside the Bethlehem Public Library this afternoon. Organizers say the event is designed to spotlight police brutality, injustice, and to stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. WLVR’s Ben Stemrich was there and filed this report.

Protesters assembled Saturday afternoon at Bethlehem’s Rose Garden Bandshell. The crowd was overwhelmingly young and roughly reflected the racial diversity of the Valley.

Almost 1,000 people marched in Allentown Saturday evening to protest police injustice. While participants said they are angry with how people of color are treated, they wanted to protest peacefully.


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