Communites Come Together

Unification Of Pittsburgh

Larry Richert and John Shumway
June 27, 2018 - 11:50 am
Hands Unite


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - It is a busy week for activists and protestors following the death of Antwon Rose.

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined the KDKA Radio Morning news on Wednesday to talk about the protests and the way the city is coming together.

He thinks the people rallying are doing so respectfully.

“They’ve been out protesting, literally exercising their first amendment rights, but not doing it in a way with destruction, vandalism or violence. I think it’s really been a great lesson,” Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald talks about the city uniting together over the weekend at an event.  

“I point to the Juneteenth parade that occurred on Saturday. This is a parade that goes on every year in June and it celebrates the emancipation proclamation, the voting rights act of 1870, and Pittsburgh’s rule in doing that. This past Saturday it brought heightened awareness, it brought a lot of extra people into this.” He continued,

“Mayor Peduto, myself, and county council members marching arm and arm with community leaders in solidarity, to say look, we want truth to come out, we want the facts to come out, we want justice to be done.”

People are coming together and representing the community appropriately.  

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