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Blue Ash to host Black Lives Matter rally Thursday night

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Posted at 6:18 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 06:26:09-04

BLUE ASH, Ohio — Many of the protests and rallies the past few weeks have been in downtown Cincinnati, but the citizens of Blue Ash want to show their support for change, so they are holding their own rally Thursday night.

"Most people want to see, what else can we do to involve our children? To make it a family friendly event," event organizer Kimberly Reese said. "So we're educating, sending a message and doing it right here."

However, the rally will look different from the protests the last few weeks.

Organizers are asking people to decorate their cars with positive messages to support the black community. People will meet at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of First Baptist Church in Hazelwood, one of the oldest black communities in the city. From there people will drive to the Blue Ash town square.

Once people arrive at the town square, a public rally will be held, which includes a nine-minute moment of silence for George Floyd. Community leaders and activists will also speak and discuss the types of change they hope to see locally and nationally.

For more details about the rally and ways you can help if you can't make the rally, you can visit the event's Facebook page here.