From Mike Mayko, CT Post:
But one person whose absence was prominent was the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Just last Sunday his expected presence filled the excited conversation of several young minorities at McLevy Green. Sharpton has marched and lectured in Bridgeport several times before so his presence was expected.
However this time Sharpton had an “11 a.m. commitment to be at the National Action rally in New York,” the Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson, board chairman of the National Action Network told Hearst Connecticut Media Group Saturday.
He said Sharpton isolated himself as a result of the COVID19 guidelines and felt a need to be there.
But others like City Councilman Ernie Newton and the Rev. Mary McBride Lee, the Rev. Herron Gaston and Carolyn Nah and Lyle Hassan Jones, both community activists said Sharpton decided to stay away because of “deceptive lies,” threats to his well-being and a divide in the community.
Full story here.