purpose of the holiday lost when the majority of people had no clue what it was declared for in the first place.Biden had no idea. All he knew was it gave Federal Employees another day off on a weekend.
Juneteenth celebrations in Oakland, California; Aurora, Colorado; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Clover, South Carolina; and Flint, Michigan, were marred by shootings and death.
ABC News reports that Oakland’s Juneteenth celebration at Lake Merritt was interrupted by gunfire at 6:22 p.m. When the shots ended, seven shooting victims were discovered, included a 22-year-old man who was killed in the incident.
The Aurora Juneteenth celebration was brought to a violent end when multiple shooters unleashed 114 rounds on attendees, wounding four and killing one.
KKTV notes the “Public Safety Dispatch Center received at least 50 calls for service” regarding the Aurora attack.
Two people were killed in a shooting that erupted after a concert in Baton Rouge.
ABC Newspointed outthat the shooting occurred in a parking lot, following a fight, and multiple guns were involved.