Anti-racism rally in Northampton

Hundreds gathered to march for racial justice

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Hundreds gathered outside of Northampton City Hall tonight for a Black Lives Matter rally.

Northampton police say there were an estimated 300 people at the “Stand Up for Black Lives” rally. A section of Main Street was closed off for two hours during the anti-racism protest.

The gatherings called for an end to racial injustice and deadly police-involved shootings.

Northampton Police Sgt. Greg Korepta said that participants were very civil, peaceful and respectful.

Today’s rally is among dozens throughout the country following the death of five police officers in Dallas and the shooting of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota.

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