Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to lead a peace march on Saturday with the blessing of city minister Herron Gaston, a city administrator.
The rally, according to News 12, will start at the Baker Isaac Funeral Home on Stratford Avenue at 10 a.m. and end at the Margaret Morton Government Center
State Senator Marilyn Moore, writing on her Facebook page, calls the invitation appalling. Gaston did not support her for mayor.
I find it appalling that an elected official and a head city administrator would call in Al Sharpton to lead a march when they are in positions of power and have done little to facilitate change. The people of Bridgeport have cried out for change and their voices are ignored. Families camp out in front of the PD and are ignored. Call out the people in power who capitalize on our current crisis. What have they done to sustain this system that works against us and not for us and looks like us? Sick and tire of the fake folks who remain silent in voice and action. Trickery will not work, we are at a crossroads for real, sustainable change to happen and we can not allow insincerely and publicity acts to get in the mix. We have witnessed this play out over and over. NOT THIS TIME! OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS LIVES ARE IN JEOPARDY AND THE TIME IS NOW TO END THE DISRESPECT FOR THEIR LIVES.