Marches continue in Dover

DOVER — Chanting “No Justice, No Peace,” and many holding “Black Lives Matter” signs, a group of people kneeled for eight minutes at a highly traveled intersection Tuesday, shutting down traffic while expressing support for George Floyd, whose recent police-involved death has sparked an ongoing national outcry. At around 1:30 p.m. the clearly passionate gathering […]

Dozens rally from Rehoboth Bandstand to City Hall

REHOBOTH BEACH — Rallies demanding justice for George Floyd continued downstate Monday when approximately 60 demonstrators protested peacefully at the Rehoboth Bandstand and then along Rehoboth Avenue to City Hall. Protesters held signs high and chanted in unison as calls for “No justice, no peace” and “I can’t breathe” rang out through the street. One […]

‘I feel their anger and their fears’

DOVER — City officials and religious leaders on Monday called for social justice and racial equality, greater opportunities for youth and positive relationships with police in the aftermath of Sunday’s violent protests that left several businesses vandalized and a citywide curfew in place. Also Monday in Dover, Gov. John Carney offered a message to the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Martin Luther King Jr. and Black Lives Matter

It was Aug. 28, 1963, and the place was the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The featured speaker was scheduled to give the last speech of the night, and after a long, eventful day, some of the tired attendees had already left. Martin Luther King Jr. told others he wanted to deliver a “sort of […]

Protesters shut down U.S. 13 in Dover

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DOVER – Four to five dozen people temporarily blocked U.S. 13 (South DuPont Highway) Saturday evening, according to Dover Police. At around 7 p.m. police was made aware of an organized march in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said in a statement issued Saturday night. About […]