People gathered in front of city hall in Frederick Sunday for Frederick City Paint and Protest.
“I was pretty frustrated with everything going on and especially Jacob Blake’s shooting,” said Olivia De Guzman, founder of Community Outreach and Activism Through Art, referring to a man who was shot in the back seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “With our club being pretty art focused, we definitely wanted to speak out about it.”
The club, which organized the event, moved from being an exclusively digital, online platform to hold the protest. Black Lives Matter art was encouraged, but the group was there to help with ideas.
“It’s completely peaceful,” De Guzman said. “There’s no march going on but … we have all materials for people to make signs that they can either bring home with them for them to hang in their house or outside … or take to…