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NAACP Holds March For Peace And Justice

SPOKANE, Wash. - A couple months after city workers found a backpack bomb on the route of the Martin Luther King Day Parade, the NAACP held a march for peace and justice in downtown Spokane. The NAACP, President Benjamin Todd Jealous, lead the march of around 1,000 people from Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena to Riverfront Park, where he and other members of the NAACP as well as Spokane city officials such as Mayor Verner, addressed the crowd.

The march, held to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, was conducted under heavy security from the Spokane Police in response to the backpack bomb found just two months earlier in downtown Spokane on Martin Luther King Day.

 

 

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