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By DAVID DOWNEY | ddowney@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG

October 22, 2020  | UPDATED: October 23, 2020

A peace walk and ceremony was staged Thursday, Oct. 22, to celebrate the anticipated start of construction of a civil rights museum and other facilities in downtown Riverside.

About 70 people walked from the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in front of Riverside City Hall to a mural of civil rights icon John Lewis, at the site of the planned Mission Heritage Plaza on Mission Inn Avenue.

“With his recent passage we wanted to pay homage to his work,” Angel Rodriguez, board member with the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California, said of Lewis.

Rodriguez said 150 attended the ceremony.

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