Photo showing marchers in support of Black lives and their signs at the July 5, 2020, Lynden March for Black Lives held in Lynden, Washington. Photo credit: Seaghan Ventura

By Sandy Robson

August, 21, 2020

CW: This report contains some content that documents racial threats and violence which may be disturbing or upsetting.

This is a companion piece to The Searchlight Review’s report on the July 5th Lynden March for Black Lives, published on August 14, 2020. It focuses on the events leading up to the march held in Lynden, Washington, and the pro-police/pro-USA counter protest which was organized in response to the march, both of which were held on July 5, 2020. 

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Photo showing Black lives marchers gathered in grassy area near City Hall during the July 5, 2020, Lynden March For Black Lives held in Lynden, Washington. Photo credit: Seaghan Ventura

By Sandy Robson

August 14, 2020

This report provides a detailed accounting of what occurred during the Lynden March for Black Lives held in Lynden, Washington, and the pro-police/pro-USA counter-protest which was organized in response to the march, both of which were held on July 5, 2020. 

A second report  will be published soon , focusing on the events leading up to the “Lynden March for Black Lives” held in Lynden, Washington, and the pro-police/pro-USA counter-protest which was organized in response to the march, both of which were held on July 5, 2020. 

[Editor’s note: The second report,  “Demonstrated support for Black lives met by organized opposition in Lynden,” was published on August 21, 2020 and can be found at this link: https://searchlightreview.com/2020/08/21/demonstrated-support-for-black-lives-met-by-organized-opposition-in-lynden/]