Black Lives Matter rally draws estimated 1,000+ people in Clifton Park

People gather at a Black Lives Matter rally in Clifton Park on Monday. People gather at a Black Lives Matter rally in Clifton Park on Monday. | Photo: WNYT.

Jacquie Slater & WNYT Staff
Updated: June 08, 2020 06:14 PM
Created: June 08, 2020 02:42 PM

CLIFTON PARK - A peaceful Black Lives Matter rally and march was held in Clifton Park Monday afternoon. This one was organized by students at Shenendehowa High School.


An estimated 1,000+ people turned out for the march, which started at Clifton Commons and ended at the State Police barracks.

Student organizers with an assist from one of the Capital Region's most familiar faces when it comes to Black Lives Matter and causes related to racial injustice, Jamaica Miles, was there leading. Those two forces combined equaled an amazing turnout for this suburban community.

The students are part of a group called Clifton Park Against Brutality.

The student organizers of the march said in addition to changes in policing, they also want to see increased education about racism and diversity in the schools.

Hear what it all sounded like, by watching the video of Jacquie Slater's story.

Copyright 2020 - WNYT-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Comment on Facebook
Man killed in Rensselaer County fire

New coronavirus cases confirmed in several Capital Region schools

Rensselaer Co. exec: State officials refuse to follow nursing home visitation guidelines

Second coronavirus case associated with Albany County church

US layoffs remain elevated as incomes and spending weaken