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Marion County Young Democrats hosting Black Lives Matter protest at Ocala Downtown Square

The Marion County Young Democrats will host a Black Lives Matter protest at the Ocala Downtown Square.

The protest, which is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, comes in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. Blake was shot seven times in the back by officer Rusten Sheskey.

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Protesters will gather at the Ocala Downtown Square for a Black Lives Matter event on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Protests have swept across the nation in the weeks since Blake’s shooting and Kenosha County was forced to declared a state of emergency.

In June, multiple Black Lives Matter protests took place in Ocala in response to the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

For more information on this and similar events, visit the Marion County Young Democrats Facebook page.

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