‘Long March for Justice’ ends at State House in Trenton

The march – hosted by the People's Organization for Progress – started on Friday, Oct. 8 in Montclair and covered 67 miles through 27 New Jersey towns.

News 12 Staff

Oct 16, 2021, 4:19 PM

Updated 916 days ago

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After more than a week and nearly 70 miles across the state, the “Long March for Justice” ended Saturday in Trenton.
The march – hosted by the People's Organization for Progress – started on Friday, Oct. 8 in Montclair and covered 67 miles through 27 New Jersey towns.
The group is using the march to highlight a variety of demands, including an end to police brutality, demanding the state Legislature pass bills that hold police accountable, the passage of a House bill that would create a nationwide data base for police misconduct, requiring racial profiling training of officers, creating nationwide standards for police use of force, eliminating no knock warrants, banning the use of chokeholds and eliminating qualified immunity for police.
Other demands include the passage of a $15 federal minimum wage, reparations for slavery in the United States and changes to all forms of voter suppression.
News 12’s Keith Kocinski was with the demonstrators as they finished up their journey. 


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