Statement from Mayor Madden on “Rally for Black Lives” Event

Statement from Mayor Madden on “Rally for Black Lives” Event

For Immediate Release
June 7, 2020

Statement from Mayor Madden on “Rally for Black Lives” Event

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden issued the following statement following Sunday’s “Rally for Black Lives” event in downtown Troy:

“We appreciate the cooperation from rally organizers, participants, and public safety personnel for ensuring a safe, peaceful rally. Today’s event was an opportunity for the public to make their voices heard and advocate for positive, lasting change in our community. There is still much work ahead to address systemic racism & discrimination, and we are committed to meaningful dialogue and action.

“Additionally, I applaud the rapid response of Troy police and our law enforcement partners to an incident involving several suspicious individuals carrying handguns. These individuals have been detained and are being questioned by Troy police. Thank you to Chief Owens, our police officers, and assisting agencies in response to this incident, and their professionalism demonstrated throughout Sunday’s rally.”

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