John Rhoades: How about a protest in Amherst, Holyoke?

  • Several hundred people took part in a "Protest for Jacob Blake" in Northampton on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, marching from Sheldon Field to a rally in front of the city's police department.

Published: 9/16/2020 3:11:39 PM

While I applaud the energy of the young people who marched in Northampton on Sept. 5 (“Teen girls bring hundreds out for Kenosha protest,”) I have a request. The story stated that two of the organizers were from Holyoke and a couple of the participants interviewed were from Amherst.

How about giving Northampton a break and bringing the next protest to Holyoke or Amherst? I’m sure the Northampton Police department and the downtown merchants would appreciate the temporary reprieve.

John Rhoades


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