Civil rights activists host ‘Drive the Metropolis’ rally in Paso Robles

Dozens of local civil rights activists campaign for racial equality with a car procession through Paso Robles on Saturday afternoon.

NAACP North County Engagement organized a Drive the City column from 12-13pm, starting at Robbins Field and traveling through town to celebrate Black History Month.

Participating community members brought US flags, signs, and vehicles decorated with chalk markings.

Kenneth Parish, vice president of NAACP North County Engagement, said the organization hopes to eradicate racial discrimination and secure rights for all.

“We are inspired by our ancestors. We are inspired by our ancestors. We are inspired by positive change. We are inspired to drive for the cause of civil rights and equality for all,” Parish said.

This event is usually a march, but organizers have turned it into a rally based on COVID-19 concerns, according to Parish.

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