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Capital employees march in Annapolis Independence Day parade

July 5, 2018
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Current and former Capital Gazette staff members march in the Annapolis 4th of July parade in Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Baltimore Sun reports that a few dozen current and former journalists from the Capital Gazette, where five employees were shot to death, participated in the Wednesday evening parade, where they were greeted by supportive whistles, cheers and applause. Several staffers T-shirts reading "journalism matters," while others in the parade wore T-shirts that said, "press on." (Jay Reed/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Staff from the Maryland newspaper where five employees were shot to death walked in the Fourth of July parade in Annapolis.

The Baltimore Sun reports that a few dozen current and former journalists from The Capital participated in the Wednesday evening parade, where they were greeted by supportive whistles, cheers and applause. Several staffers wore T-shirts reading “Journalism Matters,” while others in the parade wore shirts that said, “Press On.”

Capital editor Rick Hutzell says journalists are usually reporting on — not participating in — community events, but he thought it was the right thing for the staff to march this year.

Three current journalists led The Capital’s group by carrying a blue banner with the newspaper’s logo that photographer Paul Gillespie had found in his home.

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