This Friday, July 3rd, a group of Southborough teens are holding a peaceful protest for Black Lives Matter.
Demonstrators are planning to hold up signs at the intersection of Routes 30 & 85. The teens will be standing on sidewalks near the lights, holding signs to show continuing support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
It won’t be the first time this summer that area residents have held up signs at the lights. This time, the event is organized by recent 8th grade graduates.
The middle schoolers and some high schoolers are scheduled to gather at 3:00 pm on Friday. They invite others to join them.
All participants are asked to wear masks, maintain physical distance and stay on sidewalks and off the roadways. (The area of the intersection has been under construction, so participants are also asked to be careful about where they walk and stand.)
Protesters are encouraged to bring their own signs.
[Editor’s Note: The forecast is spotty for Friday. If the event ends up being postponed, I’ll update readers.]
Update (6/30/20 3:07 pm): Organizers have now announced that the protest will be rain or shine. So you may want to bring an umbrella, in case. If severe weather changes that, I’ll update readers.