Black Lives Matter March In Melbourne On July 10, 2016
MELBOURNE, Florida - A Black Lives Matter march will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 4 p.m. in Melbourne, Florida.
The march will organize at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Melbourne located at 2729 Lipscomb Street, the same church where a funeral was held just last month for 25-year-old Clarence Mahogany X Howard after he was shot and killed by Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy Yousef Hafza following a road rage incident while Hafza was off duty. The deputy was later charged with second degree murder.
After the participants gather, the march will begin at 5 p.m. and proceed to the Melbourne City Hall. Organizers have emphasized the the march will be peaceful.
The march comes on the heels of similar Black Lives Matter marches across the country following the shooting deaths of other young black men that were captured on video and posted on social media. The most infamous Black Lives Matter march occurred in Dallas, Texas where Dallas police officers were gunned down by a lone sniper in retaliation for the shooting deaths of black men by police.
Clarence Mahogany X Howard's name has been added to a list of black men killed by police that is being circulated nationwide on social media by the website "Killed By Police 2016" and other variations of the same list under the heading "Black Lives Still Matter."
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