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Capitalizing on Success of Covington March, Anti-Bigotry Group Announces Florence Event

The group that organized what it called an anti-bigotry march through downtown Covington last month will return for another event - this time in Florence.

NKY Unites! announced on Friday that a demonstration will be held on Saturday, January 14, from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the corner of Mall Road and the Interstate 71/75 ramp.

Nearly 200 people marched in Covington.

"To demonstrate our unity, we will stand arm in arm along Mall Road as we protest oppression and encourage our fellow citizens to take a stand in support of equality," NKY Unites! said in a news release.

NKY Unites! is a nonpartisan, local, grassroots group of united Northern Kentuckians who value diversity and its benefits to our community. The goal is to  engage in social action to educate others about racism, bigotry, homophobia, sexism, xenophobia, ableism, ageism, and class discrimination. 

Organizers cite what they see as a recent resurgence in acts of bigotry in the community as cause for their actions.

The January 14 demonstration will be kicked off by MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir. MUSE is an inclusive and feminist choral community advocating for peace and social justice.

-Staff report

Photo: NKY Unites! marches in Covington on December 3 (RCN file)