Vigil planned for people killed by police officers and officers killed in line of duty
Create Community 4 Decatur: Black Lives Matter is holding a vigil and rally this weekend in remembrance of those killed by police officers and police officers killed in the line of duty.
The rally will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the bandstand on the Decatur Square.
“The purpose is to REMEMBER those who have died from police action and those police who have died in the line of duty; to BUILD community in Decatur; and to catalyze people to ACT for change,” the event announcement says.
The event comes after a summer of turmoil surrounding interactions between police officers and the black community. Following the shooting of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, five police officers were shot and killed in Dallas and three police officers were killed in Louisiana.