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Posts published in “Day: June 15, 2020”

Growing encampment along Benjamin Franklin Parkway doubles as Black Lives Matter, housing protest

The growing encampment along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia serves as a two-fold protest: to continue support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to bring awareness to the city’s homelessness problem.
Source: ABC News 6

Court supervisor fired after seen on camera tearing down 'Black Lives Matter' signs in South Philadelphia

In a 34-second video clip, that’s now gone viral, a man is seen tearing down “Black Lives Matter” signs hanging on the fence line of a South Philadelphia park at 12th and Reed streets.
Source: ABC News 6

Mayor Jim Kenney plans 'public process' to consider future of Columbus statue at Marconi Plaza

Mayor Jim Kenney on Monday announced plans to initiate a public process to consider the future of the Christopher Columbus statue located in Marconi Plaza on South Broad Street.
Source: ABC News 6

Philadelphia mayor, police commissioner announce review of city's protest response

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw announced a plan for an independent review of the city’s response to “recent protests and other activities.”
Source: ABC News 6

Supreme Court makes historic ruling on LGBT employment discrimination

The Supreme Court is ruling that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and lesbian people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court.
Source: ABC News 6