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Silent Vigil for Victims of Racial Injustice to be Held in West Hartford

Victims of racial injustice will be remembered at a silent vigil in West Hartford on Sept. 12. A Fight for Justice & Accountability #BLM protest was held in West Hartford on June 12, 2020. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

The West Hartford rally will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12.


West Hartford residents will rally in a silent vigil from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 12 on South Main Street outside Town Hall. The vigil is in remembrance of America’s victims of racial injustice who have been killed or suffered severe injury during incidents of police brutality. 

Participants will stand silently while holding signs bearing the names of victims.

Gail Crockett, one of the organizers of the rally, said, “We will stand in strong but silent solidarity as concerned citizens who believe in equity and justice for our communities and in our nation. Our signs will bear witness to the names of those men and women, primarily Black people, who have been the victims of rogue police tactics and vigilantes.”

Added Crockett, “Together, we condemn any and all violence that only exacerbates racial division, unrest and injustice. We also commend all those who serve in decent community policing and reject this brutal misconduct. United we stand, divided we fall.”

While the event is being organized by members of the West Hartford Democratic Town Committee, all members of the community are invited who want to join in this peaceful demonstration. Due the continuing risk of COVID, participants must wear protective masks and observe appropriate distancing.    

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1 Comment

  • Is anyone going to hold a sign for Aaron Danielson? He’s the unarmed man shot for nothing more than being a Trump supporter?
    How about the names of black police officers who have been killed by “peaceful protesters”? Oh that’s right, those black lives don’t matter!

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