600 consecutive days of demonstrations: BLM protests in Wooster show no end in sight

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The Black Lives Matter daily protest movement hit Day 600 on the square in Wooster Friday. Linda Houston, Dan O'Rourke and Desiree Weber were among the seven people who braved the cold holding signs promoting police policy reform and community outreach.
The Black Lives Matter daily protest movement hit Day 600 on the square in Wooster Friday. Linda Houston, Dan O'Rourke and Desiree Weber were among the seven people who braved the cold holding signs promoting police policy reform and community outreach.

WOOSTER – The city's Black Lives Matter daily demonstration movement reached its 600th consecutive day on Friday. It is among the longest-running daily rallies in the nation.

Since George Floyd's death in May of 2020, the movement, led by the Wayne County Racial Justice Coalition and members of the Wooster-Orrville NAACP, has assembled daily at the city square to protest police brutality, racism and encourage law enforcement policy reform.

Activism: Nearly 600 days of protests and counting; Wooster BLM seeks police policy changes in 2022

To keep the movement going, three to four sign holders stand at Liberty and Market streets each day, no matter the weather.

The demonstration shows no end in sight as it enters 2022. At the top of the priority list for the group remains community outreach and police policy reform.

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This article originally appeared on The Daily Record: Daily Black Lives Matter rally in Wooster hits 600-day milestone

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