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Minnesotans for Unity peaceful demonstration planned July 23

The Social Action Brigade of Park Rapids in conjunction with Headwaters Intervention Center plan to host a peaceful demonstration called Minnesotans for Unity in Park Rapids on Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m.

In light of the recent shootings in Minnesota and across the country, now is the time for positive social action, according to a statement released by the Social Action Brigade. Spanning from the Moorhead Travel Center to the Thompson Hill Information Center in Duluth people will form a chain by holding hands across the state. The route planned stretches from Duluth via Highway 2 to 200 to Highway 34 and Highway 10 to Moorhead.

A reception is planned in Park Rapids at 6 p.m. following the demonstration with music and keynote speakers, to be announced.

Amy Wallace, founder of Social Action Brigade, invites people in the Park Rapids area to join in "showing the world that we will not react with fear and violence, we will remain united through love and equality."

Wallace said all people need to do is show up and hold a hand. Love and unity can have the same domino effect as hate and violence, the statement read.

The event has the support of the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women.

For more information about the peaceful demonstration planned contact The Social Action Brigade at 218-255-0000 or email