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(Diane Keefe)

Norwalk youth joined Westport youth in Black Lives Matter march Friday afternoon, Diane Keefe said.
“The crowd takes a knee. Speakers call for speaking out and taking action against racism in education, in traffic stops, in employment – everywhere,” she wrote.
Another march is planned for Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. at Norwalk City Hall, she said.

(Diane Keefe)

7 comments

John ONeill June 6, 2020 at 9:34 am

I hate to give advice to protesters. But as long as I have some extra time I tough I’d put my two cents in..Your marching in the wrong place. If you want balanced education in CT, March thru suburban towns where diversity is preached but not practiced. Westport would be a great place to start. Why not combine school districts? Seems easy enough..Or, Westporters could send their children to Norwalk schools until regionalization is passed. Their kids will get much needed diversity and Norwalk’s s golf team might win a championship.

Bob Sanders June 7, 2020 at 7:26 am

What a joke seeing this protest in Westport. It’s the least diverse town I’ve ever seen. Little to none low income housing opps, and beach parking pricing so exorbitant it makes Disney Workd blush — systematically designed to keep people of color away. This town has no clue about racial inequality, and this protest is a slap in the face to George Floyd And the BLM movement. Hope you feel all warm and fuzzy inside Westportians, because no one is buying the stuff you’re shoveling.

Bryan Meek June 7, 2020 at 10:57 am

Bets these were some of the same protestors who had “Hate has no home here” signs, who then later on did nothing when 10x the numbers to keep the Governor from regionalization of schools?

John Levin June 8, 2020 at 1:30 pm

John ONeil – your advice was followed in Weston yesterday. School integration should be treated as an urgent issue. Maybe we’ll get there.

John ONeill June 8, 2020 at 3:24 pm

@John Levin: IF suburban towns integrate school systems I will buy dinner for you and a guest at the best restaurant in Norwalk. I look forward to one day paying that tab. IF it doesn’t happen in 5 years, I’ll accept a Philly Cheese Steak at Partner’s Café.
While we’re on the subject of East Norwalk, have any city leaders taken my advice and driven thru the Cove Section of Stamford? It would be informative to see first hand what high density zoning will do to East Norwalk.

Drew Ablank June 8, 2020 at 4:33 pm

The girl with the pink sign. Pretty much sums up the scene- these people can’t get out of their own way. Lack of self awareness and intelligence is mind numbing.

Joe Ruggerio June 9, 2020 at 7:58 am

Lol! The epitome of “white privilege”..I’d like to see the protest in Greenwich. Now THAT would be a hoot.

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