Lexington holds peaceful demonstration

Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 9:46 PM CDT
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Demonstrators took to the streets in Lexington in unity as part of the nationwide protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

About forty people lined the sidewalk along Plum Creek Parkway Tuesday holding up signs while chanting "Black Lives Matter, One Love, One Life, and No Justice, No Peace.

Law enforcement even brought beverages for the demonstrators to stay hydrated in the 90-plus degree weather

Organizers say they feel the need to join the national movement to spark change.

"When I see these injustices and inequality happening around our country it makes me just disgusted and sad that this racism is still going on in our country, especially as how well of a diverse country that we are," said organizer Keith Allen.

"No one is born into racism," said Daniel Ravelo. "If you are born into a racist family, you have the decision to break free from that, to stop the cycle to change, so that your kids won't follow the same footsteps as your family members have made."

"You fix it by communication, you fix it by people being honest, not being afraid to step up and say enough is enough," said Willie Rigsby.

Organizers say while many people may not agree with what they're doing, they're not going to stop until their voices are heard.

Another protest is pending for June 6th.

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