Coalition to discuss peaceful solutions to recent civil unrest

EAST ST. LOUIS – Stephen R. Wigginton, United States attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that a press conference is expected to be held on Wednesday, attending by area leaders seeking peaceful solutions to recent racial discord.

“It is expected that this conference will involve a broad coalition of elected officials, chiefs of police, clergy members, and community leaders from several communities throughout the Metro-East, who will be on hand to discuss their ongoing efforts in addressing racial harmony and to express their common desire for unity and peace in light of the civil unrest occurring in various communities throughout our area and our nation,” said a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The event is scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Center, 1003 N. 25th St., East St. Louis.

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