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Rally Against Police Violence Held In Hartford

The Connecticut state Capitol building in Hartford.
Danielle Wedderburn
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WSHU
The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford

Connecticut lawmakers and others gathered at the State Capitol in Hartford Friday for a rally against racial disparities and police violence. The rally was in response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer.

State Senator Saud Anwar, Democrat from East Windsor, was one of several state Senate Democrats who say they’ll attend.

“What is happening is heartbreaking and it’s difficult to process. And when you’re sitting home alone, for a lot of people in the community this is even more painful. You want to be able to hug each other and stand united. And we cannot hug each other. But at least we can stand and share our thoughts.”

Anwar said the rally isn’t against any specific group in Connecticut. He said the state has historically been ahead of the curve on police accountability, but still has more work to do.

Organizers asked attendees to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.