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Freeport religious groups to hold peaceful, non-violent protest and motorcade

FREEPORT (WREX) — The Freeport Ministerial Fellowship Alliance and the Freeport Clergy Group are set to hold a "drive-around" protest Wednesday evening through the city.

According to a press release, the demonstration is to unite the historically black and historically white churches together in support of racial justice in Freeport and across the nation.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Taylor Park in Freeport, with the motorcade leaving at 5:00 pm from there.

The route for the demonstration will be distributed at the event.

Organizers say they share the outrage and anguish that many have expressed in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the protest is meant to decrying the injustice of racism and white supremacy in the city and nation.

The two organizations add the motorcade is to be a peaceful, non-violent demonstration.

13 News will have crews on the scene with live updates on air and online through out the protest.

Maggie Polsean

Maggie Polsean is an anchor for 13 News Today. Born and raised in Rockford, she is excited to be back home working for the station she grew up watching. Maggie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Christian Life high school in Rockford.

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