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Locals march, hold vigil for black men, women killed in police custody

A peaceful march, a remembrance and a candlelight vigil were held Sunday night in Williamsport to remember and lift up the lives of black men and women who died in police custody or were murdered by vigilantes. Carrying signs that read “Black Lives Matter,” scores of protesters marched from Third and Market streets to First United Methodist Church, where an outdoor vigil was held. More than 50 names were read out loud, names of those who were either killed by officers or vigilantes. “That’s way too many names, way too many mothers crying, way too many families broken,” Melodie Russell, one of the organizers told the crowd.

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