Palm Beach County clergy to hold sit-ins in protest of police shootings

042716-met-corey-jones-05_1Clergy members throughout Palm Beach County are expected on Thursday to lead four sit-ins at local city halls to call attention to the controversies surrounding police uses of force, particularly in light of the recent killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the five police officers killed in Dallas.

According to a news release, the sit-ins will begin at 3:30 p.m. simultaneously at city calls in Riviera Beach, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach.

One of the goals of the sit-in, community leaders said in the news release, is to “draw national attention to the abuse of power, as well as innocent people being unjustifiably arrested or killed by rogue police officers.”


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