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City of Florence sued over alleged First Amendment violation

Updated: Jun 2

An activist group is suing the city of Florence for violating members' freedom of speech and assembly.

"I'm hoping that Florence is a safe space for people to exercise their first amendment rights," said Camille Bennett, the founder of Project Say Something.

PSS is a local nonprofit aimed at fighting racial injustice. The group is suing the city of Florence over the city's response to more than 160 protests that took place in 2020, protesting the death of George Floyd and the Confederate monument in front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse.

"I think our leadership has struggled to accept change and to accept revolution," said Bennett.

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