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Juneteenth rally for justice and healing in Chico

Juneteenth 2

Julian Mendoza

June 24, 2020

Chico celebrated Juneteenth on Friday with back-to-back events. The first focused on building better relations with Chico police while the second included speakers seeking to defund the police and demanding justice. The Orion covered the second event, “Juneteenth: Gathering for Justice and Healin...

Reflection: An Orion reporter’s experience covering Chico’s largest BLM protest

Reflection: An Orion reporter's experience covering Chico's largest BLM protest

Julian Mendoza, Staff Writer

June 15, 2020

WARNING: This article contains a reference to a racist slur and may be inappropriate for children. Hundreds of people marched into Chico City Plaza on June 5 demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Chico’s Desmond Phillips, who in 2017 was shot and killed by Chico police in his home whil...

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