By Ted Hayes

Warren to raise Black Lives Matter flag Friday morning

Posted 7/9/20

The Town of Warren will raise the Black Lives Matter flag in front of town hall Friday morning, with officials and dignitaries holding a small ceremony to mark the occasion. It begins at 10 …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Not a subscriber?


Start a Subscription

Sign up to start a subscription today! Click here to see your options.

Purchase a day pass

Purchase 24 hours of website access for $2. Click here to continue

Day pass subscribers

Are you a day pass subscriber who needs to log in? Click here to continue.


By Ted Hayes

Warren to raise Black Lives Matter flag Friday morning

Posted

The Town of Warren will raise the Black Lives Matter flag in front of town hall Friday morning, with officials and dignitaries holding a small ceremony to mark the occasion. It begins at 10 a.m.

The Warren Town Council voted unanimously earlier this month, with council John Hanley absent, to raise the flag on one of town hall’s two poles. It will hang below the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations flag; the town’s other flag pole flies the United States and POW flags.

In raising the flag, Warren follows the lead of Bristol, which hoisted the banner last month. Councilors will discuss how long it should fly at their next scheduled meeting this coming Tuesday. They also agreed at the previous meeting to raise the flag in February in honor of Black History Month.

2020 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Scott Pickering

Scott Pickering has been on the East Bay Newspapers team for more than two decades, since starting as a reporter for the Sakonnet Times. He's been editor of most of the papers, was Managing Editor of all the papers for many years, and became General Manager in 2012. Today he can be found posting to EastBayRI.com, steering news coverage, writing editorials, talking to readers, working with the sales team, collaborating on design, or helping do whatever it takes to get the papers out the door. Reach him at spickering@eastbaynewspapers.com.