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Teen who held BLM event gets $2,500 bill for police overtime

FILE - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: A man holds up Black Lives Matter wrist bands outside the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. Today marks the 57th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech at the same location. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (AP) — A teen who organized a Black Lives Matter rally in her New Jersey town says she has been sent a bill for police overtime.

NJ Advance Media reported Friday that 18-year-old Emily Gil of Englewood Cliffs received a letter looking for payment of $2,499.26.

Gil had organized a protest on July 25. The town’s letter said she had not met with officials before her protest, requiring them to hastily come up with security plans.

Gil said she didn’t meet with them in person over coronavirus concerns, but made an offer to meet via Zoom, which wasn’t accepted, and then officials stopped responding.

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