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Black Lives Matter activists organize Manchester march

The Associated Press

MANCHESTER - New Hampshire organizers with the Black Lives Matter movement are planning a peaceful march through downtown Manchester.

The march is planned for Saturday evening, starting at Veterans Park in Manchester and moving down Elm Street.

Tyrell Whitted, the event organizer, says the march will be peaceful and serve as means to show support for activists across the country advocating for fair treatment of black Americans by law enforcement and in the criminal justice system.

Whitted says 200 people have said they may attend the march.

Black Lives Matter activists have been organizing marchers nationwide following the recent shooting of two black men by police officers.

Whitted, an 18-year-old from Manchester, says New Hampshire's police "do well," and the march is more about expressing solidarity with black Americans nationwide.

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