Hundreds march in response to Baton Rouge shooting
Hundreds took to the streets of Louisville Sunday afternoon demanding changes in the criminal justice system.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Hundreds took to the streets of Louisville Sunday afternoon demanding changes in the criminal justice system.
“I feel like it's really important that white people break the silence racism and around police brutality,” said Sonja Farah Devries, who attended the event.
The event started at the Braden center on West Broadway. After several speakers, the group of hundreds began walking down Broadway, chanting.
“People standing in unity letting people know we're here to be heard. It's a momentous occasion,” said Antonio Allen who was marching down Broadway at the time.
“I think this is all of our issue, the kind of society we want to live in,” Devries said. “I want to live in a society where everyone is safe and everyone is free and that's not what we have.”
There was no police presence along the route and the march remained peaceful.
“I hope this will be a wake-up call that none of us can be neutral in this situation and that we all have to be part of the solution,” Devries said.
“It's just prideful man. We saw the city stood up for Ali,” Allen said. “The city stands up when it's time to stand up and we're just thankful for the people we have.”
No arrests were made.
“We're here for justice and peace,” Allen said.
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