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Rally for "anti-hate" resolution to take place in Annapolis

Posted at 11:50 AM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 12:01:21-04

A rally in support of an “anti-hate” resolution is scheduled to take place in Annapolis Monday.

Demonstrators will gather at the Civil Rights Foot Soldiers Memorial to show support of the resolution that’s set to be considered by the Anne Arundel County Council.

The resolution comes after the death of Anne Arundel County native U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Richard Wilbur Collins. The Bowie Sate University student was fatally stabbed on the University of Maryland’s campus in May.

Investigators said the man who stabbed Collins was a member of a white supremacist group on Facebook. The FBI is investigating the murder to determine if it is a "hate crime".

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The demonstration will begin at 6:30 p.m. and participants will march to the Arundel Center to speak at a public hearing, where the resolution will be voted on.

Officials said if the resolution passes, it will be the first time in the county's history that the County Council has explicitly denounced racism.