A Black Lives Matter protest is scheduled to take place in Richmond on Saturday, June 6.

The protest will begin at 1 p.m. at the public library on Main Street.

According to the organizers in a Facebook post on Wednesday, “We have a permit to block the road, from there we will march together down Main Street to the court house where we will have some guest speakers including our Mayor and the Chief of Police.”

The organizers said that they are aware of the COVID-19 risks and are working on getting masks and sanitizer to be available during the protest. 

The Richmond Police Department will be marching with the protesters, according to the Facebook post.

“They (Richmond Police) have been very encouraging and want to be there to ensure our safety as well as support our cause,” the organizers said. 

The organizers said that they want this to be a peaceful protest so everyone can let their voices be heard. 

“We are here to peacefully speak up for what is right and what we believe in. We just want to be heard,” the organizers said.

Follow the Eastern Progress on social media for updates throughout the day on Saturday.

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