Several Protests Scheduled Across Montgomery County This Weekend

Severals protests are scheduled this weekend in Montgomery County as nationwide protests calling for racial equality and justice for George Floyd continue to emerge nationwide.

On Friday, Montgomery County residents took to Twitter, sharing flyers and tweets to spread awareness about upcoming protests. Mocoprotest, a county-based protest group has compiled a public document that lists most scheduled events.

Two protests are currently scheduled in Montgomery County for Saturday.

Burtonsville

A protest is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in Burtonsville. The march will begin at the Marilyn J Praisner Recreation Center and conclude at White Oak Police Station.

Bethesda

Protesters will march along East-West Highway beginning at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School at 5 p.m. All protesters are asked to social distance and wear black and a mask.

A protest scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Kentlands has since been canceled.

Five protests are also scheduled for Sunday in Montgomery County.

Takoma Park

A march marketed toward young people is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday. Participants will march from Carroll Avenue to the Laurel Avenue Farmers Market. The meeting point is the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Food Co-op parking lot.

Gaithersburg

Protesters are asked to gather outside Lakeforest Mall at 1 p.m. The event will feature activist guest speakers and include a march toward Old Town Gaithersburg beginning at 2 p.m. Participants are required to wear masks and encouraged to create signs.

Clarksburg

A protest is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, meeting outside Clarksburg High School.

Olney

Two protests are scheduled in Olney Sunday. One protest will meet at Olney Pool at 2 p.m. and walk toward Refuge Church and B’nai Shalom along Route 108. Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School students are also organizing a protest for 2 p.m., scheduled to meet at 17301 Old Vic Blvd. Organizers will hold a short prayer service before marching toward Olney Town Center. Protestors are asked to bring water, signs and masks, and wear dark clothing.

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    On June 6, 2020 at 7:47 am responded with... #

    This article is incredibly helpful, thank you!

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    On June 15, 2020 at 3:03 pm responded with... #

    Is a rally scheduled for the weekend of June 19 (Juneteenth) through June 21st (Fathers’ Day/)
    Thanks.

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