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Images: Art and activism in Saratoga Springs on anniversary of George Floyd murder

Left: Saratoga BLM activist Lexis Figuereo, of Saratoga Springs, raises his fist as they hold a community art project and speak-out; Right: Sisters Ashley McCormick, 21 (right), and Olivia, 17, both of Queensbury, make chalk art
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Left: Saratoga BLM activist Lexis Figuereo, of Saratoga Springs, raises his fist as they hold a community art project and speak-out; Right: Sisters Ashley McCormick, 21 (right), and Olivia, 17, both of Queensbury, make chalk art

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Local activists held a community art project and speak-out Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.

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The event was held at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday and was held along side events across the country to mark the anniversary, the progress and continued struggle for racial justice.

Organizers urged those in attendance to Say Their Names using artistic expression.

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Photos by our Erica Miller

Saratoga BLM activist Lexis Figuereo, of Saratoga Springs. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Saratoga BLM activist Lexis Figuereo, of Saratoga Springs. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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CREATE Community Studio Julie Lewis, of Saratoga Springs. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Story: In Saratoga Springs, one-year mark of Floyd killing by Minneapolis officer is expressed through art

Saratoga BLM activist Chandler Hickenbottom, of Saratoga Springs. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Tara Eaton, of Saratoga Springs, makes art with her son Miles Tensen, 11. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Tara Eaton, of Saratoga Springs, makes art with her sons Miles Tensen 11, and Willem Tensen 8. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Sally Apolinsky, of Saratoga Springs, begins a drawing of George Floyd. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Hollyday Hammond, MLK Saratoga member. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Michael Cahill, of Saratoga Springs makes art, and his son Bear, 5 (left), and friend Kingston Anderson, 8 of Saratoga Springs. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Olivia Hansen, of Voorheesville (left), and Chandler Hickenbottom, of Saratoga Springs. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Sisters Ashley McCormick, 21 (right), and Olivia, 17, both of Queensbury. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Adam Hill, of Saratoga Springs, draws BLM chalk art. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Teddi Landis, of Saratoga Springs, draws in the letter “o” of George Floyd chalk art. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Story: In Saratoga Springs, one-year mark of Floyd killing by Minneapolis officer is expressed through art

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