FAIRFIELD, CT — A protest and march organized by a Sacred Heart University fraternity will start Sunday in Bridgeport and cross over into Fairfield.
The event, referred to in a flyer circulating on social media as a "Unity Through Diversity Peaceful Protest And March," comes after weeks of demonstrations — including two in Fairfield — following the death of Minnesota man George Floyd in police custody. Fired Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, seen in a viral video with his knee on Floyd's neck, is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Three other former officers are also charged in connection with the death.
Sunday's protest will begin noon at Clinton Park at the corner of North and Brooklawn avenues, according to the flyer, which was posted on Twitter by the event's organizer, the multicultural Sacred Heart fraternity Omega Phi Kappa. Demonstrators are asked to dress in black and wear a face mask to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.
Another Twitter account called BLM — Say Their Names posted a map of the roughly 4-mile march route, which goes down Clinton Avenue, turns onto Fairfield Avenue, turns again and crosses into Fairfield on Brewster Street in the area where it becomes Black Rock Turnpike, and then goes up Kings Highway East and circles back to the park.