Salem Allows Black Lives Matter Rally on July 4th, Our Country’s Birthday

Posted on July 2, 2020

Salem, Ore. — On Saturday, July 4, 2020, beginning at 11:00 a.m., a Black Lives Matter Solidarity Rally is scheduled. A portion of Court Street will be closed as a result.

The event, coordinated by Salem Community Organizers, is expected to draw up to 1,000 people. They plan to gather on the State Capitol steps and begin with speakers and performances at noon. The group does not plan to march on city streets and has reserved the State Capitol steps and Capitol Mall through Oregon Legislative staff and Oregon State Parks respectively.

Vehicles will be prohibited on Court Street from 12th Street to Cottage Street during the planned event.  Court Street is expected to reopen by 5:00 p.m.

Please see the Road Closure Map attached for a visual representation of the planned Salem area street closure.  Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area and to find alternate routes.

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