Smaller crowds gather to support BLM, law enforcement

LANCASTER – Streets leading into downtown Lancaster were shut down Wednesday evening ahead of potentially large protests.  However, unlike previous weeks, smaller crowds gathered at Zane Square and Fountain Square, still with the common messages of either supporting local law enforcement or the Black Lives Matter movement.  Despite the smaller gathering, the goals for both groups …

Citizens rally in downtown Lancaster to protest racism, injustice

LANCASTER – Citizens gathered in the Fairfield County Job and Services parking lot Saturday afternoon to protest racial inequality and injustice. The peaceful gathering was organized by the Lancaster Instigators, a group focused on expression, the arts, and bringing diversity to the community.  Local resident Jamie Brown, who helped lead and organize the event, said he …

Ministers, community pray for unity during peaceful Lancaster rally

LANCASTER – Messages of hope and peace rang out through downtown Lancaster Thursday during a peaceful demonstration against racism and injustice.  The rally took place in response to the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Four former Minneapolis police officers have since been charged in connection with Floyd’s death after viral video shows one …