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Church will install Black Lives Matter banners after signs were ruined a second time

Members of Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno raise their hands during the blessing as twin Black Lives Matter banners were unveiled outside the church on Alluvial Avenue Aug. 16, 2017 in Fresno.
Members of Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno raise their hands during the blessing as twin Black Lives Matter banners were unveiled outside the church on Alluvial Avenue Aug. 16, 2017 in Fresno. ezamora@fresnobee.com

Just days after their Black Lives Matter banners along Alluvial Avenue were torn down, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno plans to install and bless two replacement banners at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The signs were vandalized two weeks ago after initially being installed on Aug. 16. The banners were torn down a second time last week.

“We will not be deterred from supporting Black Lives Matter,” said Ruth Jenkins, president of the church’s board of trustees.

Members of the congregation and supporters from the community will gather near the Unitarian Universalist sign at the front of the church at 2672 E. Alluvial Ave. in Fresno.

The public is invited to attend.

Marc Benjamin: 559-441-6166, @beebenjamin

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