Hundreds rally for Black trans lives

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  • Sarah Pilzer, center holding sign, of Greenfield, takes part in a Black Tans Lives Matter march from Sheldon Field to Northampton City Hall and back that drew about 300 people on Saturday, July 18, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Participants in the Black Tans Lives Matter march in Northampton on Saturday, July 18, 2020, wrote names of transgender victims of violence on the steps of city hall. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • A sign at the Black Trans Lives Matter march stop at Northampton City Hall on Saturday, July 18, 2020, lists some of the names of transgender victims of violence. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Drawings of four victims of violence against transgender women, from top, Rita Hester, Chanelle Pickett, Lisa Daniels and Marsha P. Johnson, were posted on a column of Northampton City Hall as speakers addressed a crowd of about 300 during the Black Tans Lives Matter march on Saturday, July 18, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Faolain Bobersky, one of the organizers of the Black Trans Lives Matter march in Northampton on Saturday, July 18, 2020, welcomes about 300 participants to Sheldon Field for the start of the rally. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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Published: 7/19/2020 6:28:11 PM

NORTHAMPTON – About 300 people took part in a Black Trans Lives Matter march on Saturday that looped from Sheldon Field through downtown and back again with a stop on the steps of city hall for a program of speakers.

Kevin Gutting can be reached at kgutting@gazettenet.com.


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