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Sat Jul 4, 2020, 07:09 PM

Civil rights activists from 1960s cheer on Black Lives Matter protesters leading new fight

WASHINGTON — Jordan Simmons noticed the young Black woman next to him had stopped chanting, breaking down in tears. She had been leading fellow protesters outside the White House to repeat the names of Black Americans killed by police.

Simmons, a usually quiet 18-year-old from Laurel, Maryland, turned to his mother.

“I want to do a chant, but I’m nervous,” he said.

He was in the crush of the crowd surrounded by people -- Black, white, old, young.

“You take the lead and I’ll follow,” Elaine Simmons coaxed.

“Hands up! Don’t shoot!” he chanted. “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”

Read more: https://www.heralddemocrat.com/zz/news/20200703/civil-rights-activists-from-1960s-cheer-on-black-lives-matter-protesters-leading-new-fight
(Sherman Herald Democrat)

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