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Black Lives Matter march brings together different faiths

Posted at 10:59 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 23:59:17-04

GREENDALE — A Black Lives Matter march brought together different faiths on the streets of Greenfield and Greendale Monday afternoon.

The group marched from Southridge Mall north on 76th Street to Cold Spring and back.

Marchers stopped for 8 minutes and 46 seconds and knelt at the intersection of 76th and Layton. That time signifies the amount of time a Minneapolis Police Officer had his knee on the neck of George Floyd, causing his death and sparking marches around the world.

Will Perry from the Islamic Dawah Center in Milwaukee said the death of George Floyd has brought people hoping for change together around the globe.

“We’re getting responses from all over the world… Individuals are fighting against oppression and racism from every walk of life in every religion in every corner of the world” he said.

Mel Bock brought her two young daughters to the march that traveled the streets for more than an hour.

She said, “I think it's so important to show the youth in our country this is how you do it peacefully, gathering together with different faiths, different people.”

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