💡 Get Philly smart 💡
with BP’s free daily newsletter
Read the news of the day in less than 10 minutes — not that we’re counting.
Thousands of people marched in Center City Wednesday night in solidarity against racism. The Philly is Charlottesville rally began with speeches about inequality and self-care, and on wide-raging issues from immigration to the police shooting of David Jones, President Donald Trump and the Frank Rizzo statue.
City officials have called for the removal of the statue of the former mayor and police chief, and Mayor Jim Kenney says he’s ready to talk about it.
The demonstrations were organized by the inter-faith group POWER. Here are 19 more photos from the march down Broad Street: