Thursday, July 7, 2016

PHOTOS: Dozens Protest in South Orange and Maplewood Against Police Brutality

South Orange, New Jersey: Dozens of area residents protested police brutality on the streets of South Orange and Maplewood on Thursday evening.

The 'My Life Matters' walk began at 5:00pm outside of the Maplewood Police Department headquarters on Springfield Avenue in the township. Protesters then walked more than two miles through neighborhoods of Maplewood into Downtown South Orange, where participants walked down the westbound lane of South Orange Avenue to the South Orange Train Station.

Several protesters spoke on the steps of the station before the group returned to Maplewood.

Participants included Columbia High School students, parents, and other community members. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum was also present.

Police officers from Maplewood, South Orange, and West Orange were present, and closed off traffic to allow the protest to continue.

A protest was also held on Thursday afternoon outside of the Gateway Center on McCarter Highway in Downtown Newark.

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