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Port Townsend Juneteenth celebration sees over 1,000 in attendance

More than 1,000 people took to the streets of Port Townsend today in celebration of Juneteenth, which commemorates the freeing of slaves in Texas two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. The peaceful march made its way from a colorful Black Lives Matter mural in chalk on the north end of Water Street near Pope Marine Park where the crowd gathered and heard speakers to the intersection of Haines Place and Sims Way. The event was planned by the Jefferson County chapter of Black Lives Matter and supported by the City of Port Townsend.

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