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Today, members of the local community are making final preparations for the rally. Despite the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision to overturn Bell’s felony conviction of aggravated second-degree battery, the rally will continue.

W.D. Walker, president of the Lincoln Parish branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the original intent for the rally was to try to get charges dropped for Bell. Walker was shocked by the charges and shocked by the incident overall.

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