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The July Fourth holiday, for Candice Iheme, should be a day for protest — not celebration.

“We chose to not celebrate it because on Independence Day, July 4, 1776, Black people were not free and arguably Black people are still not free today,” Iheme said on Saturday to hundreds of demonstrators at the Essex County Historic Courthouse in Newark.

Iheme, a Rutgers Law School student, was part of a group of activists called the Young Professionals for Justice. In the wake of George Floyd’s…

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