2 SC State House rallies on tap Saturday after police shootings

Black Lives Matter and the nonprofit Building Communities and Families are holding separate rallies outside the South Carolina State House.

Spokesman Chris Sullivan says the BCF event from 9:30 a.m. until noon Saturday is meant to provide people a safe, peaceful way to voice their concerns about racism and get involved. Attendees can register to vote and sign up to volunteer with various organizations.

Sullivan says the event will include role playing on how people can help themselves during a traffic stop.

Attendees are encouraged to bring water, school supplies and nonperishables for distribution.

Black Lives Matter will rally from 3-7 p.m., according to its reservation application.

Last Sunday, Black Lives Matter protesters temporarily blocked an intersection near the State House and a section of Interstate 126. There were no arrests or injuries.