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Vigil Held Downtown Saturday Night

June 8th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Saturday evening, a peaceful vigil to reflect on the death of George Floyd and to call for an end to racism was held at the Mechanic Street end of the Cumberland Mall. 
 
Well over 100 attended and the event included a period of 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence. Tiffani Fisher was one of the featured speakers at the vigil…
 

19 Responses to “Vigil Held Downtown Saturday Night”

  1. June 08, 2020 at 6:14 am, Mark said:

    Now watch as all the shit posting bigots & racists chime in!! lol You all know who you are-

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    • June 09, 2020 at 4:58 am, Mark said:

      > And below they post! lol

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  2. June 08, 2020 at 7:45 am, LRH said:

    Name calling is a sure sign your ideas lack merit and substance. Did you need spell check?

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    • June 09, 2020 at 4:55 am, Mark said:

      > Sure didn’t take you long to self-identify as a bigot!! lol

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  3. June 08, 2020 at 7:46 am, Goose said:

    Now that’s a mature attitude!

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  4. June 08, 2020 at 8:47 am, jim said:

    Making a general discriminating statement about an entire race instead of judging people individually on their merits or lack thereof is the definition of racism. BLM fits this category.

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    • June 08, 2020 at 9:01 am, Jay said:

      If George Floyd were white he would still be alive. So would Ahmaud Arbery. and Freddie Gray. Simple as that.

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  5. June 08, 2020 at 9:02 am, Dan said:

    Racism and bigotry will never end in this country as long as we are free thinkers, get this thru your heads people. BLM is a terror group pure ans simple.

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    • June 08, 2020 at 9:50 am, Jay said:

      Why would they be a terrorist group? If I’m following your logic, you must think that MLK, Malcolm X, and Jesse Jackson are terrorist leaders. Are the “very fine” white supremacists from Charlottesville terrorists as well? Watch something besides Fox News Dan and get off of Facebook.

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      • June 08, 2020 at 9:51 am, Jay said:

        And by the way Dan, what does free thinking have to do with racism? Waiting for your response.

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    • June 08, 2020 at 10:17 am, Kevin said:

      > BLM is not even an organized group – it is a hashtag that represents the idea that Black lives too often do not matter in too much of today’s policing. There is no BLM headquarters, formal leader or formal financing apparatus. It is a movement, not a monolithic group – free thinking does not cause racism, stupid causes racism. Case in point.

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    • June 08, 2020 at 10:23 am, Ken said:

      > So free thinkers will always be racist? Was that your point Dan? I’ve always thought of myself as a free thinker and racism isn’t anything I support. Maybe you could explain what you meant a little better?

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    • June 09, 2020 at 4:57 am, Mark said:

      > Only ‘organized’ terror group in the U.S. is the police and their kissing cousins, the KKK.

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  6. June 08, 2020 at 11:25 am, Bob said:

    > Oh, it is organized, probably more so than al-Qaeda. It has chapters all over the U.S. and some in Canada and likely the U.K. by now. It has three co-founders identified and it solicits contributions which are laundered through ActBlue to be tax deductible.

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    • June 08, 2020 at 2:46 pm, Jay said:

      So Bob, you are comparing BLM to Al-Qaeda? You mean the terrorist group that brutally killed almost 3000 Americans on 9/11? Yeah, I can see that.

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  7. June 08, 2020 at 12:37 pm, jim said:

    BLM is organized enough to ask for donations. I thought it was a free thinking movement. It has chapters, website etc. So you are incorrect.

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  8. June 08, 2020 at 4:38 pm, Peter said:

    Right. Let’s continue discrediting BLM instead of speaking up against racism and police violence. After all, racism only exist for about 400 years and it probably would be too soon to change things now. Let’s just continue to look the other way when people get beaten by Police and more importantly, let’s continue to make all kinds of excuses to not change anything.
    In the meantime, here are 420 documented cases of Police violence from the last 10 days:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1YmZeSxpz52qT-10tkCjWOwOGkQqle7Wd1P7ZM1wMW0E/htmlview?pru=AAABcql6DI8*mIHYeMnoj9XWUp3Svb_KZA#

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    • June 09, 2020 at 3:46 pm, Dave said:

      I can speak up against racism and police violence and against BLM. Just look at their web site they are anti-Christian, and anti-family. If you like them that’s you choice. As far as racist being around for 400 years, are you serious? Racism, bigotry and slavery has been around for 1000’s of years. Does that make it ok? NO!! But don’t imply that is an invention of our country. Native Americans had slaves, tribes in Africa sold slaves and are bigoted against other tribes. Before the civil war blacks in America owned slaves. Again does that make it right? NO!! But my point is it is not a black white thing. Let’s change what is wrong not trash the whole system. Get rid of the police? (I know you never mentioned that but BLM does), Police misuse of power is wrong, but so is 18 people killed in one day in Chicago, so is 1000 black babies killed everyday, but I don’t hear anything from BLM about this. If black lives are valuable, and they ARE but so are ALL black lives, in fact life of any and all color is valuable! If valuing one group of people over another is bigoted then BLM are bigots. MLK accomplished great things in a more racially charge conditions than this (that was police violence then) and he did it without violence and looting. Read what MLK wrote he would not agree with BLM.

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  9. June 09, 2020 at 5:02 am, Mark said:

    This is another reason (like we need any) why this area will remain a ‘white ghetto’. No business will or wants to locate into an area so full of uneducated bigots & racists. So enjoy your Klan meetings & circle jerks as they get smaller & smaller. The world is moving on & away from your hate.

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