BAY SHORE

Peaceful anti-racism demonstration scheduled for Sunday in Bay Shore

Randall Waszynski
Posted 7/16/20

A peaceful demonstration against racism is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Protestors are instructed to meet in the TD Bank parking lot on Montauk Highway in Bay Shore.

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BAY SHORE

Peaceful anti-racism demonstration scheduled for Sunday in Bay Shore

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A peaceful demonstration against racism is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Protestors are instructed to meet in the TD Bank parking lot on Montauk Highway in Bay Shore.

“Islip is a community. We are against racism in all forms,” said Joe Tronolone, an organizer of the upcoming event. “We also wanted to highlight other forms of systemic racism."

Housing, education, and healthcare within the context of systemic racism will be discussed by various speakers before the demonstration’s participants in the TD Bank parking lot. At roughly 1:50 p.m., the group will begin marching eastbound down Montauk Highway to Islip Veterans Memorial Park, next to Islip Town Hall.

Here, a vigil will be held for those lost to violence. The proceedings at the park includes a moment of silence as well as reading off the names of victims of police violence. Tronolone said that someone would then speak to what that violence causes as well as discuss how that can be curbed in the future.

“It is an anti-racism march, but it is a call for unity,” Tronolone said.

Tronolone and other organizers remind those planning to participate that the organized event is a peaceful protest, explaining that SCPD has been notified of the event’s scheduling and that destruction of property will not be tolerated. Additionally, Tronolone urges those planning to participate to wear a face covering and wield a sign.

Weather forecast indicates high temperatures on Sunday. Tronolone said that water and snacks will be provided in an effort to help people keep cool and hydrated.

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