On Sunday, June 7, approximately 500 local residents in Freeport, NY gathered to protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and insist on justice for George Floyd. People were given the opportunity to speak during a community circle before the protesters began their four-hour march. Residents of Freeport, Baldwin and Valley Stream spoke about why they came out to protest and their opinions on the Black Lives Matter movement. Video taken and edited by Assistant News Editor Maya Brown.

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Maya Brown is a senior journalism and political science double major. She started writing for the Statesman's News Section during her freshman year and was promoted to assistant news editor the fall of her sophomore year. She is currently the managing editor at The Statesman. You can contact Maya via email at [email protected]

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