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"Black Lives Matter" Event To Be Held In Bricktown

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Two "Black Lives Matter" events are scheduled for Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 in Oklahoma City.

The first event, a "Black Lives Matter" photo shoot, will be held Saturday at 8 p.m., at Lake Hefner and the second one, a "Black Lives Matter" rally will be held Sunday at 5:30 p.m., at the Harkins Bricktown Theater.

Organizers posted on Facebook and emphasized this is a "peaceful memorial vigil in honor of the men that lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement." It goes on to say it is a protest following the national outrage over the deaths of two black men shot by police and both have video evidence.

A Facebook live video recorded by Lavisha Reynolds after her boyfriend Philando Castile was shot by a police officer in Minnesota.  It shows Castile bleeding while in the passenger seat, Reynolds remains calm, and her 4-year-old daughter in the backseat.  This video was shared more than 300,000 times. The other video is of the death of Alton Sterling at a Baton Rouge Louisiana convenience store.

According to Facebook, Sunday's event will be attended by 2000 people. 

Two different groups are organizing the events and say they have a permit to protest and insist this be peaceful so their message is heard.

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