Civil rights attorney Malik Shabazz to speak at town hall meeting in Charleston Sunday

A national civil rights leader will convene a town hall meeting Sunday in Charleston in the wake of the Walter Scott shooting.

Black Lawyers for Justice National President Malik Shabazz will speak and lead a panel discussion on “Policing, Race and Injustice in South Carolina,” according to an announcement from Shabazz’s organization, which is based in Washington, D.C.

The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. at the International Longshoremen’s Association Hall at 1142 Morrison Drive. It will end with a Unity March for Justice, according to the announcement.

Shabazz, a former New Black Panther Party leader who organized protests about the shooting of black men by police officers in Ferguson, Mo., spoke about Scott’s shooting Monday outside North Charleston City Hall.

The panel will also include Charleston NAACP President Dot Scott, S.C. Rep. David Mack of Charleston, youth activist Muhiyidin D’Baha, civil rights leader the Rev. Fer-Rell Malone, North Charleston activists Denise Cromwell and Demond McElveen, and Nation of Islam Minister DeAndre Muhammad, according to the announcement.

The meeting is co-sponsored by Black Lives Matter and Justice League United.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.

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