ROANOKE/LYNCHBURG, Va. – If the Fourth of July celebrated the red, white and blue, the Fifth of July focused on black and blue thanks to two opposing events.
A “Back the Blue” rally in support of police congregated at Roanoke’s Veterans Memorial Sunday afternoon. At the same time, a “march to end civil injustice” trekked through Lynchburg.
Rick Arrington, a former Roanoke City Police officer, organized the rally for law enforcement.
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