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

Jul 6, 2017

Saturday marks one year since the Black Lives Matter protest in 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