Upcoming demonstrations in Hampton Roads | Week of June 21

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Protesters gather at Fort Monroe in Hampton Friday evening (WAVY photo/Geena Arevalo)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — As the country has its the fifth week of protests over the death of George Floyd and racial injustice, demonstrations continue across the nation — including throughout Hampton Roads.

Here are the upcoming protests this week that WAVY is aware of:

Friday | June 26

  • Newport News: Greater Hilton Area residents in support of Black Lives Matter will gather at the Confederate monument “Johnny Rebel” in Denbigh at 5 p.m. Friday to “voice their support for the immediate removal of the symbol of hatred and bigotry.”

Saturday | June 27

  • Chesapeake: Unity in the Community will begin at noon at Limitless Church, 625 Independence Parkway in Chesapeake.

Sunday | June 28

  • Ocracoke: Ocracoke March for Justice will be held at the north end of the village near the dump starting at 5 p.m. The peaceful march will go from the north end to the Ocracoke Community Square docks. At the docks, attendees will gather for music, speakers and 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence in honor of George Floyd.

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