March on Washington preparations – ABC27

27August 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. (WCMH)– Tens of countless people are expected to converge on Washington D.C. for a racial justice march this Friday– the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have A Dream” speech.

“It permits us the opportunity bring our cumulative energy together,” said Rovon Williams, vice president of the NAACP. “This is our chance to advance with a program that is befitting of our neighborhoods going forward.”

Williams says it's an effort to keep the concentrate on racial justice in America.

COVID-19 has actually played a significant function in how organizers have actually prepared Friday's march.

“We want to make certain that everyone is adhering to the guidelines that are set before us,” Williams said.

Those standards include temperature checks, obligatory mask using, and social distancing.

“We understand that's going to be hard to a particular degree,” he stated.

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser warned just the event's seated areas in front of the Lincoln Memorial will be spaced apart.

“If you're not part of that seated place, then you don't actually understand if you're going to be in a socially distanced environment,” Mayor Bowser stated.

Williams states organizers likewise prepare to stream the occasion online.

The program begins around 8:00 a.m. Friday with speeches and entertainment followed by a noontime march to the neighboring King Memorial.Source:

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