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Hundreds Take Part In South Coast "Juneteenth" March

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Hundreds of people took part in a "Juneteeth" march in downtown Ventura Friday.

Hundreds of people took part in a "Juneteenth" march on the South Coast Friday.

The three block long march proceed along Main St. in downtown Ventura.

Diners in the recently set-aside al fresco dining areas looked on as demonstrators chanted "black lives matter," and "no justice, no peace."

A number of "Juneteenth" events took place around the country Friday.

It's a celebration of the end of slavery, but it took on extra importance this year in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.