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Juneteenth rally in Hopland "monumental"

A Black Lives Matter banner hangs on the back side of a picture of missing Native American woman Khadijah Britton.


Demonstrators in Hopland on June 19th.

   June 22, 2020 — With protests against police brutality sweeping the nation, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors is preparing to discuss the framework of a citizens advisory committee for law enforcement at tomorrow’s meeting.

On Friday afternoon, close to a hundred Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered in downtown Hopland for a rally celebrating Juneteenth and calling for an end to police brutality. Juneteenth is a commemoration of June 19, 1865, when the last enslaved African-Americans in Texas received word that they had been legally freed by the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.



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