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PHOTOS: Juneteenth March In Wilkinsburg

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Hundreds march in Wilkinsburg Friday afternoon to celebrate Juneteenth. (Current photos by Jake Mysliwczyk)

By Jake Mysliwczyk
Visuals Editor
Jake@pittsburghcurrent.com

Several hundred Pittsburghers gathered in Wilkinsburg Friday afternoon to celebrate Juneteenth, the day which slavery was abolished in 1865; and bring attention to issues with police brutality and violence within our communities. The march started at South Avenue and Hay Street and continued on Penn Avenue through Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood before ending at Mellon Park in East Pittsburgh. The march was organized by Allegheny County Black Activist/Organizer Collective and featured several speakers such as Representative Summer Lee who has been fighting for police reform in Harrisburg since the death of Antwon Rose II. Photos from today’s Juneteenth march below:

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State Rep. Summer Lee addressing the crowd.

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