A protest march showing solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement is planned for Thursday, June 18, 5:30 pm in Brigantine.
The march is being promoted & hosted by Alice Carcilli, an Atlantic City school teacher.
After the march, a rally will feature speakers from Brigantine and the greater community. That’s according to Carcilli’s event page on FB.
The march begins at 5:30p at City Hall, 14th and Brigantine Ave. Protesters will then march to the 26th Street field for a rally.
As part of the rally, protesters will kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in honor of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and others.
The following is from the June 17 2020 Brigantine Council Meeting. Mayor Simpson was not in attendance. Vince Sera is now acting Mayor.
Public comment from Kenneth Smith: Has anything been discussed with regards to a protest march that is being advertised for tomorrow? Is it happening?
What city efforts are being made to keep peaceful? Are roads being closed? Expected attendance?
Response from City of Brigantine: Nothing has been discussed as of yet. It is happening, the organizer has been in contact with the Police Chief.
City of Brigantine: The Police will have ample officers in place and contingencies have been made. No road closures. They will be walking on the sidewalks. They’ve reported to police from 50 to 75 attendees.
FROM FB EVENT PAGE set up by Carcilli:
A March for Racial Equality will be held Thursday. Please join residents of Brigantine in a March for Racial Equality to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.