The Pinal County NAACP Branch has released the following statement.
Many have seen a flyer on social media alluding to a protest gathering in the City of Maricopa tonight June 1st at 7 PM and tomorrow June 2nd at 8 AM. The Pinal County NAACP has not been able to confirm that this is a legitimate gathering or whom the organizers are. We have seen reports of nefarious characters of ill intent who seek to sow division during these troublling times all over the county. In an effort to keep our community safe we are asking people to stay home and not participate in this event.
The NAACP is planning an event in solidarity, more details to come.
Please know we support any efforts at peaceful protest, so please be sure if you so choose to attend any protest.
1. Know who the organizers are, do your research
2. Stay safe at all times.
3. Make sure you have ID with you.
4. Know your rights
Please take care of yourselves and others.
Yours in solidarity,
Pinal County NAACP
Constance Hunsberger Jackson: President