Travis Road Ahead
Travis Road Ahead

Passionate, peaceful Black Lives Matter rally in Concord

Please Share and Like us
Share on Twitter
Follow Me
Tweet
Send this story to a friend
Visit our Instagram page

For the third day in a row, protestors gathered for passionate but peaceful rallies in Walnut Creek, Clayton and Concord. The Pioneer estimates at least 2,000 people were in Todos Santos Plaza on Saturday, June 6.

A few businesses surrounding the plaza were boarded up as precaution in the wake of the destruction and looting in Walnut Creek the week before. Several Todos Santos businesses, such as Yum Squared and Peets Coffee remained open all day.

Again, speakers shared their personal experiences and pain. Those in the crowd listened, cheered and many were in tears. Concord mayor Tim McGallian was in the crowd along with the other council members, but protest organizers asked that no politicians speak. Police presence was small and mostly remained on the outskirts of the park. (Photos and video by Tamara Steiner and Pete Cruz)

 

Veronice Gomez State Farm
Sign up to get Pioneer News updates by email. You can choose new post alert or get a daily summary:
Please Share and Like us
Share on Twitter
Follow Me
Tweet
Send this story to a friend
Visit our Instagram page
Sign up to get Pioneer News updates by email. You can choose new post alert or get a daily summary:
Share on Twitter
Follow Me
Tweet
Send this story to a friend
Visit our Instagram page