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Connections: An update on Rochester's Black Lives Matter movement

Saturday marks one year since the Black Lives Matter protestin Rochester. The demonstrations near East and Alexander Streets lasted hours, with more than 70 people being arrested by police in riot gear, who said they were trying to keep the peace. A year later, activists who were part of that protest are sharing their thoughts about the movement’s progress and goals.

We talk to them about the successes and their frustrations. In studio:

  • Frederick Douglass (pseudonym), Black Lives Matter organizer
  • Nicole, Black Lives Matter organizer
  • Jazper, Black Lives Matter organizer
  • Tonya Noel, co-founder of the Flower City Noire Collective and director of Cause N FX Greenspace
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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