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Second protest held

By Staff, 06/5/20 8:43 AM

PRESCOTT – A second protest was held Thursday evening in Prescott.

Hannah Wiley, who organized the protest, said she doesn’t plan on organizing any more, but did this to bring awareness to the community and press the issue of how important it is for people to get out and vote. “People need to learn what’s going on in the community,” she said.

Wiley called it an “issue of unity and said changes need to be made and people educated. “It’s disheartening,” she said, “when everyone can be at a football game on Friday night,but can’t get together for justice and unity.” Prescott, she added, is a small community and everyone needs to come together and be on the same page. “People are worried more about state championships than people’s lives.”

Thursday’s protest had more of a party atmosphere. Farmer’s Bank set up a canopy by Main Street, which was moved to be in the shade. There was also water, hot dogs and chips for anyone who got hungry or thirsty during the event.

Wiley said racism doesn’t have a color, adding black people can be as racist as whites or Mexicans, but everyone can come together.

More than 40 people showed up for the protest, and were urged not only to get out and vote but make sure others do as well.

Wiley said social media and video¬† games are corrupting the minds of children. Once her speech was over, the protesters began chanting. There was no march during Thursday’s protest.