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Group planning "Tailgate for Peace" now accepting donations

5 years 10 months 11 hours ago Thursday, July 14 2016 Jul 14, 2016 July 14, 2016 10:53 PM July 14, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Organizers for a group calling itself "Roux Lousiana" are now accepting donations for their event "Tailgate for Peace".

The idea for the peaceful potluck was cooked up in an unlikely place: the comments section of a Facebook Live stream. As hungry viewers waited for more than 30 minutes to hear Governor John Bel Edwards address the public at 2:30 p.m. concerning the growing protests in Baton Rouge over the weekend, the conversation turned to food.

As more than 2,000 people tuned in to watch Edwards' address, a battle started in the comments section. Viewers tried to block out the usual negative comments with snacks.

At the meeting Wednesday night, the group said they planned to host the event on Saturday, August 6th from Noon to 6 p.m. at the Live Oak Plaza in North Boulevard Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge. The tailgate will be followed by United Louisiana's Festival/Rally which will last until midnight. The festival will consist of a peace service, youth choir and live music.

You can make a donation to the "Tailgate for Peace" here.

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