Rally planned in downtown Franklin for June 4

(Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

An event in support of ending racial inequality is planned for June 4 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Public Square in downtown Franklin.

The End White Silence Action is being organized by a Franklin resident and is intended to be a peaceful call to action.

According to the event description, participants will hold signs reading, "End White Silence," and "Black Lives Matter."

Officials with the Franklin Police Department announced via social media they are aware of the event and said they are closely monitoring the situation.

"Franklin Police are aware of tonight's planned event on the square organized by a Franklin resident," officials said. "She has described in her social media post a peaceful assembly, holding signs."


Earlier this week, hundreds of Franklin residents and community leaders attended a candlelight vigil in memory of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many more black Americans who were killed in recent weeks.

See the full announcement from the city of Franklin below.

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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