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Black Lives Matter Polk Holding Protest March Sunday June 7th

LAKELAND, FL (June 4, 2020) | The organizers for Black Lives Matter Polk have successfully submitted an event request form with the City of Lakeland to hold a protest march on Sunday, June 7th starting at 2:30 p.m. The march will start at Lakewood Terrace Apartments on 14th Street and will ultimately end at Munn Park, traveling approximately three miles to the final destination.  Another group will start at Webster Park, 1255 Webster Avenue, and join the protest march at 10th Street.

The protest march will move along Providence Road to 10th Street before turning on MLK Avenue. The march will then travel south to Memorial Boulevard and then turn at North Florida Avenue traveling south towards Bartow Road. At Bartow Road, the protest march will travel east to Massachusetts Avenue and then turn onto East Main Street traveling south to Munn Park. 

The organizers state that the event is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. Based on the route, traffic will be impacted as participants travel along City streets toward Munn Park.  The Lakeland Police Department will be providing traffic control and security along the route to ensure a safe environment for the participants and motorists in the area. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if at all possible to help lessen traffic impacts.

Black Lives Matter Polk Proposed Route June 7 2020
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Kevin Cook
Director of Communications
City of Lakeland

About Lakeland

The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida.  With a current population of over 100,000, Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years.  With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor.  The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third-largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.



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