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Joint Black Lives Matter protest to be held Sunday in Ledyard

Ledyard — The Ledyard Community for Black Lives Matter is holding a Black Lives Matter demonstration on Sunday with activist groups from Groton and Preston. It will begin at noon at Colonel Ledyard Park, 4 Blonders Blvd.

According to a news release, speakers will include state Rep. Christine Conley, D-Groton and New London City Councilor Kevin Booker Jr., and Felicia Hurley will give a djembe drum performance. After the speaking portion, the plan is for a "march of solidarity throughout Ledyard."

The event also will include voter registration and a chance to donate to various social justice funds.

Organizers expect 200 to 300 people to participate and are advertising the event as a peaceful protest.

Editor's Note: This version has been updated to reflect updated program information from the event organizers.

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