In the aftermath of this week’s deadly police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, and Thursday night’s sniper attacks on police in Dallas, supporters of Black Lives Matter will hold a rally in Cincinnati on Sunday to show solidarity.
Hundreds are planning an event to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at the District One police headquarters and then march to Washington Park, according to our news partner WCPO 9 On Your Side.
Some 200 supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement gathered Thursday afternoon to organize a local response. They say that enough is enough and that the only way to end this type of brutality is with a show of mass support.
“The first thing for me was definitely frustration,” organizer Erica Abercrombie told WCPO. “The second thing was what can I do, what can we do as a community to change this because I’m tired of it. I also thought about my own dad and friends and brothers and uncles, and should I text them right now and tell them I love them because you never know.”
Guest speakers are planned for this peaceful demonstration. In light of the Dallas sniper attacks following a Black Lives Matter protest, CPD Lt. Steve Saunders said the city is aware of Sunday’s rally and that they plan to have additional officers on hand.
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