More than a thousand people came out for the Black Lives Matter rally in Glens Falls on Friday afternoon.
What You Need To Know
- More than a thousand people met at City Park, before marching up Glen Street
- At Crandall Park, speakers shared stories and messages of challenges
- The rally offered an opportunity for those in attendance to register to vote with elections coming up
- A large group met at City Park with signs and chanting for justice, before marching down Glen Street to continue spreading their message
The peaceful march ended at Crandall Park where speakers shared stories and messages. There were also calls for change, policing reforms, and a push to register voters.
“This is what the people power looks like right here,” said Jabes Prado, a Hudson Falls resident who helped organize the rally. “This is what democracy looks like.”
“There’s always going to be bad police. There’s going to be bad in government. There’s going to be bad judges,” said Mary Gooden, the president of the NAACP Glens Falls Chapter. “But the answer for that is we all must vote.”
Several local police agencies were on hand, including the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jim LaFarr says trust is everything, and the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd has set them back several years.
“Today might be a good starting point in getting that trust back and developing that,” said LaFarr.