Black Lives Matter Meet up Planned in Gulfport
In the aftermath of the recent shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Black Lives Matter protests have gained strength across the country.
Protests have taken place in Louisiana, Tennessee, New York and now right here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. While smaller protests have already occurred in Jackson County, a Black Lives Matter meet up is planned to take place tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Jones Park.
News 25 spoke with Curley Clark, president of the Jackson County chapter of the NAACP, about the Black Lives Matter movement’s presence on the Gulf Coast. “We do support the Black Lives Matter protest movement. We feel like they have their first amendment rights to express their opinion regarding policing in this country. However, I believe we have a strong relationship between law enforcement and the NAACP and the community and I want that relationship to grow,” said Clark.
On News 25 at 9 o’clock on FOX and 10 o’clock on NBC, we will hear from the organizers of the Black Lives Matter rally set for tomorrow.