BOISE, Idaho — Black Lives Matter (BLM) Boise announced on social media they will be holding a march from 6 to 8 p.m. As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, the location had not been officially announced.
In a tweet, BLM Boise said they are dropping off 4.1 thousand signatures to Mayor Lauren McLean and City Council asking to defund the Boise Police Department.
Today would have been the beginning of Matt Jone’s 32nd birthday. We are emboldened at the news of Matt’s father’s tears of joy & appreciation. We are empowered knowing we brought some comfort on this tragic reminder of the lack of accountability in contemporary policing. pic.twitter.com/muI0xz4K3B— Black Lives Matter Boise #BLM (@BLMBoise) August 18, 2020
This article will be updated with more information as we get it.