“Rally for Solidarity” Friday in Yukon canceled

Safety concerns arise, high temperatures expected

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Rally for Solidarity in Yukon canceled due to high temperatures expected Friday.

A rally in Yukon that was planned for Friday has been canceled due to high temperatures.

An organizer said Friday safety concerns are being addressed before the event is rescheduled. The Canadian County Voices statement follows:

“In addition to our cancellation due to weather, we would like to keep you guys up to speed. Due to recent developments, one of our partners last minute retracted an agreement we had made resulting in compromised safety of the community while at the rally. We are taking this time to regroup so that we CAN take a stand while everyone’s safety is ensured. Please allow us to keep you safe, and trust that we believe in this movement to its core. We WILL take a stand. Let us do our due diligence to you by ensuring we can do this safely.”

Yukon police reported meeting with the group, Canadian County Voices and Black Lives Matter to go over details of the event.

“Yukon Rally For Solidarity,” was planned to start at 5 p.m. Friday, June 5 in the Smart Saver parking lot, 1201 Cornwell Drive, according to a social media post.

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The post in a Yukon group states, “Bringing big city messages to suburban locations and raising the voices of suburban areas.”

A social media post announced a Friday rally in Yukon for solidarity.

Another post announced the event was canceled due to high temperatures.

Yukon police reported Friday,

“Yesterday we met with representatives from #BlackLivesMatter and Canadian County Voices regarding a planned Rally for Solidarity at the Yukon Police Department. Our discussions were positive and meaningful. We are encouraged about the opportunity to help provide support for future events.”

Black Lives Matters protesters have organized in cities across the country following the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd. A white police officer has been charged in connection with the death of Floyd.

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