Note: This list consists of protests and rallies planned across Northeast Mississippi and a protest regarding AG Lynn Fitch’s dismissal of charges for a Columbus case involving a former white Columbus Police Department officer accused of killing a black man. It may not include all expected rallies and will be updated. Links are provided as available.
StandWithUs / WalkOnJohnst
Hosted by: #StandWithUs and #WalkOnJohnst
First night: Friday, June 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the courthouse steps, downtown Corinth
Second night: Saturday, June 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at E.S. Bishop Park
Event description: Both protests are planned to be peaceful, family friendly and for all. Those who wish to attend but not march are asked to bring their own chair. Due to COVID-19, wearing masks are suggested. Donations for water, masks and sanitizer are being accepted.
Starkville March for Justice
Hosted by: Starkville Stand Up
When: Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m.
Place:Unity Park to MSU Amphitheater
Event details per event description: This is a PEACEFUL protest planned to call attention to systemic racism and the unjust killing of black people by police officers. Voter's registration and census information will be available at both locations.
Unity March and Community Listening Session
When: Saturday, June 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Lee County Courthouse to Fairpark
Event details per event description: There will be a unity march from the Lee County Courthouse to Fairpark at 2 p.m. A community listening session will follow from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mayor Jason Shelton and other city leaders will be in attendance.
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/379751859648166/
Teenagers Against Violence
When: Saturday, June 6 at 5 p.m.
Place: The Pontotoc Square in Pontotoc
Event details per event description: Peaceful protest while practicing social distancing. Please wear a mask. This protest is to show our support in the black lives matter movement. It’s open for all ages.
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/254661915612757/
United In Prayer (#UnitedInPrayer)
When: Saturday, June 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Place: The Courthouse Square in Booneville
Event details per event description: Let’s gather together in prayer for justice, peace, and unity for our community here in Booneville and all communities across America! There will be eight minutes of prayer in memory of George Floyd. Due to COVID-19, attendees are asked to socially distance in groups of 100 and wear masks.
Peaceful March for Solidarity
Hosted by: Board of Solidarity March in Union County
When: Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m.
Place: Downtown New Albany
“I Can’t Breathe” Protest and Voter Registration Rally
When: Sunday, June 7 at 5 p.m.
Place: Clayton Wammack Park, Highway 15, Ripley