March for Gov. Edwards in Monroe canceled

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - UPDATE: According to the event's Facebook page, the march has been canceled. You can read more about why the event was canceled here.

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Original Story:

Political activists and members of the community are organizing an event to promote Governor John Bel Edwards in his reelection campaign and the event coincides with a visit to Monroe by President Donald Trump.

Trump will be in Monroe on Nov. 6 to campaign for gubernatorial challenger Eddie Rispone.

On the same day, according to a news release, Edwards supporters plan to march from the Ouachita Parish Courthouse to Monroe City Hall. Activists say they are demanding better education, increased healthcare access, environmental protections, honest representatives, crackdowns on corruption, and an end to tax cuts for the wealthy.

Supporters are asked to gather starting at 5:15 p.m. across the street from the courthouse. The event will begin with a concert, followed by speakers, and then the march.

You are advised to bring a flashlight and wear light/reflective clothing.

In a news release, organizers say, "The Monroe March for John Bel Edwards is a community-led organization not affiliated with any political party." The release says community activists, small business owners, members of the clergy, elected officials, and concerned citizens will take part.

You can learn more about the event BY CLICKING HERE.

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