Some Princeton residents have organized a parade and rally to call for justice for Mike Brown, the 18-yer-old who was shot and killed by a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 9.
Daniel Harris said the goal of the rally is to insist on justice and share grief, dismay, anger, and a commitment to future change.
“Please join us in solidarity and determination to fight for equality and justice for all — the words we say when we recite the Pledge of Allegiance,” Harris said in an invitation to the event.
The rally is scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. Organizers will gather at Tiger Park on Palmer Square and march along Nassau Street and Witherspoon Street. The march will end at Hinds Plaza next to the Princeton Public Library. Speeches will be given at the plaza. Anyone who wants to speak should limit comments to three minutes. Protesters are also welcome to bring songs to sing and poems to read. Harris asked that people bring cardboard signs, but that the signs not be mounted on poles or sticks.