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Massive march for change calls attention to racism in Midpeninsula area

Original post made on Jun 8, 2020

On Saturday, thousands flocked to Palo Alto's city hall, where they grabbed onto the momentum of what's now a global movement of protests in order to call out harmful police policies and local racism.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 8, 2020, 10:50 AM

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Posted by Sara T
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 8, 2020 at 12:41 pm

I didn’t see social distancing. Come on, folks!


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Posted by isaidso
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 8, 2020 at 1:27 pm

well if you are looking for trouble you'll find it.
enough already


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Posted by rtjohnson
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Jun 8, 2020 at 2:14 pm

I'm so proud of the young people who organized this peaceful protest and I'm incredibly encouraged by the thousands who showed up to create a chorus against racism.

I'm a little discouraged that the first two comments about this article seem to be negative and/or miss the point -- the exercise of free speech in this great country has often involved risk-taking and is most venerable when used on behalf of the oppressed. Just as when Rosa Parks sat in the front of the bus, there will always be those who claim that those who protest were "looking for trouble."

“Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” MLK


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Posted by Sara T
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 8, 2020 at 2:25 pm

My comment was not meant to take away from the sentiments of the marchers. On the contrary, I fully support them. But I think it is foolhardy to not take account of the pandemic. We all will suffer from transmission of the virus that could have been avoided.


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Posted by isaidso
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 8, 2020 at 3:11 pm

rtJohnson: EXACTLY. We have free speech so don't call us out!


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Posted by great job by the kids!
a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Jun 8, 2020 at 4:18 pm

> didn’t see social distancing

Photos eliminate depth of field, making it difficult to judge spacing. Most wore masks, plus the outdoor factor seems to greatly reduce transmission.

Compare to the Denver Mother's Day restaurant social distancing indoors... Web Link


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Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 8, 2020 at 6:57 pm

Police brutality is tragic and it's wrong when it happens even once, to anyone. But…

"othered"?

"asymptomatic when it comes to racism"?

This isn't English. It's newspeak, and it comes off as confusing and anti-conceptual. There are valid issues here, but if this is how leaders of this "movement" talk about them, they do the valid portions of their cause an injustice.


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