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Outdoor exhibit at Riverhead church provokes reflection and questions

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The evening was a stark and moving reminder that at the center of every tragedy that makes the news, there is a person — a person with a family, a person with dreams and aspirations, fears and inhibitions.

‘We should not forget’: These lives mattered

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Symbolic headstones have been placed on the front lawn of First Baptist Church of Riverhead, beneath a sign that states simply, “WE SHOULD NOT FORGET.” There will be a memorial service at the site on Oct. 1 beginning at 6 p.m.

Zeldin introduces resolution urging creation of law enforcement ‘bill of rights’

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Denouncing calls to defund the police, Rep. Lee Zeldin sponsors a House resolution urging states to adopt a law enforcement 'bill of rights.'

Celebrating Juneteenth with a protest march in Riverhead

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Riverhead Charter School students and their families marched with teachers, school administrators and board members in downtown Riverhead today, commemorating Juneteenth and demanding justice for black Americans.

We need trust, not barriers

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When a white man started an argument with protesters at the end of the Black Lives Matter protest Saturday, Riverhead police formed a barricade between him and the protesters, as if to protect him. Guest column by Lawrence Street.

In Riverhead, protesters demand racial justice and an end to police brutality

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The chants of protesters filled the air on Route 58 in Riverhead yesterday, where more than 100 people lined the sidewalks just west of the traffic circle for a marathon demonstration against racism and police brutality in the United States.

All-day protest planned in Riverhead Saturday

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A Riverhead couple is organizing a protest against police brutality in the United States, to take place Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. at the Route 58 traffic circle.

Riverhead clergy: We will not remain silent

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To the Editor: Another unarmed black man has died at the hands of police, and...

A call for justice: Two peaceful protests in Riverhead respond to death of George Floyd

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Riverhead was the scene of two very different but equally peaceful protests today, both called to condemn police violence against African-Americans following the death of an African-American Minneapolis man as he was being arrested by police on May 25.

Vigil for George Floyd and ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest planned in Riverhead today

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Two separate events are planned in Riverhead today in response to the death of an unarmed African American man during his arrest in Minneapolis on May 25 —an arrest, captured on video, that has sparked outrage and protests across the U.S.
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