A group of Springfield clergy are leading a six-mile march through the city this afternoon to call attention to discrimination, police brutality, racial profiling and unequal treatment under the law for minorities. Dozens of people are marching, our reporter on the scene said.
Members of various congregations in Clark County gathered at Southgate Baptist Church, 2111 S. Center Blvd., to march and visit churches throughout that city in a show of unity against racial injustice.
Springfield Police Chief Lee Graf and Clark County Sheriff Deborah Burchett are some of the members of local law enforcement participating in a march in Springfield that was put together by local clergy as a show of unity against racial injustice.
The Prayer March, now through 5 p.m., will end at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 2643 N. Limestone St.
The march will include stops at seven churches along the route for prayer, songs and inspirational messages.
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“It’s important to do a Prayer March because we want to make a positive statement as opposed to a negative statement,” said Bobby Hile, the Pastor at Southgate Baptist Church.
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