Hampden County Defenders to host Black Lives Matter rally in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Many Hampden County Defenders shall be internet hosting an upcoming Black Lives Matter rally in Court docket Sq. Monday afternoon.

In accordance with a information launch despatched to 22Information, the rally is scheduled to be held at 1:00 p.m. and is organized and led by legal protection legal professionals, authorized support employees, social employees, and community-based organizations.


Along with the rally, courts throughout the state of Massachusetts are set to reopen on Monday as properly.

“July 13 marks a brand new day. A day the place courts mustn’t ever return to a racially biased and oppressive system that disproportionate harms, kills, and destroys the lives of Black and Brown folks.”

The rally is meant to remind members of the authorized neighborhood that every celebration should be held accountable for his or her share of accountability for the racist system, and push for a change in each courtroom. Just a few of the audio system to anticipate on the rally embody Alisson Wright, a public defender in Springfield, Jow Smith III, a legal protection and civil rights legal professional, Rose Webster-Smith, a neighborhood organizer with Springfield No One Leaves, and plenty of others.