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FLEMINGSBURG — A peaceful march against racism and police brutality took over the city streets in Flemingsburg on Thursday.
Marchers could be heard chanting “black lives matter” and “no justice, no peace.”
The march began at the city park, went through downtown and ended back at the Fleming County Justice Center. Every so often, the march would stop and those walking would kneel for a moment of silence.
Mondre Saunders, one of the organizers of the march, led the crowd through the streets. He carried a sign that said, “#Black Lives Matter, Bring Peace, #IMatter.”
When the crowd kneeled the first time, Saunders led the group in a chant of “I can’t breathe” and “no justice, no peace.”
At the end of the march, Mondre Saunders told the crowd that the march was about the kids.
“This was for the kids to understand that there are ways to do things,” he said. “We make bad choices and sometimes we make good choices. This is the way things should go — instead of tearing up stuff and burning stuff down. People work hard for stuff and to take it from them; that’s just not it. We’re trying to show you something different than what you see on television. All the cities burning, rioting and looting; it can be done like we did it, peaceful. This is unity in our community. This is a part of us; this is what we do. Everybody you see; we’re all against racism and injustice. Our voices are being ...
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