HOWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ – Ahead of the scheduled peaceful protest in nearby Lakewood Township. In Lakewood, Downtown business owners also aren’t taking any chances when it comes to Saturday’s planned peaceful Black Lives Matter rally and protest. The event is being sponsored by residents in participation with the local police department. Even though Chief of Police Greg Meyer said he doesn’t recommend any businesses to board up their windows, by nightfall on Friday, at least one dozen along Clifton Avenue have done so.
The march begins at 1 pm at the intersection of Clifton Avenue and 7th Avenue and continues to the town square. The rally will be finished at 3 pm after a prayer vigil and attendees will be brought back to their vehicles. The Lakewood Police Department says it is working closely with the protest organizers to ensure peaceful compliance with all laws is adhered to.