As advertised by Peter “Fish” Case, in the Brattleboro Reformer, there will be a gathering on the Common today, June 12, at 4:00. Here’s what Fish said:
This Friday, beginning at 4:30 p.m., we will gather on the Common in downtown Brattleboro for a silent protest to continue to shine a light on the Black Lives Matter movement. At precisely 5:09 we will kneel, stand, sit for eight minutes and 46 seconds. This equates to the same amount of time that a damaged individual knelt on the back of the neck of George Floyd until he was gone. This protest came about from families who needed a place to show their outrage, support and solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. These families want a peaceful place to express their outrage and show their children that there is power in numbers and if we band together, we can change the world. On Friday we will hopefully be able to achieve that, even if for only our corner of the planet.