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Demonstrators gather in Berea to march in solidarity for Black Lives Matter movement

Posted at 4:14 PM, Jul 11, 2020

BEREA, Ky. (LEX 18) — More than 150 people gathered in Berea Saturday afternoon for a march in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

The protest began at 2 p.m. with speeches from local leaders including Berea City Councilwoman Emily LaDouceur and State Representative Attica Scott.

The march was organized by Berea College students. The event was canceled last week because of poor weather, but crowds made their presence known Saturday as they chanted down the city streets.

The march began at Union Church on 200 Prospect St. Demonstrators marched down Chestnut St demanding an end to systemic racism in the United States and justice for Breonna Taylor and victims of police brutality.

The protest ended back at Union Church where the event concluded with students reading anonymously submitted testimonies of people’s experiences with racism in Kentucky.