Hundreds of demonstrators protested in Jackson, outraged over the police shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. The same shootings spurred protests in Dallas Thursday night.
Passionate Protesters' chants echoed through Downtown Jackson as they marched in the heat and humidity to fight against police brutality.
“We are just tired of the events that are happening in America of inequality and we are being brutalized and not being treated fairly,” said a protester.
J'shon Perkins is the organizer who led the freedom march.
“I am one bullet away from being a hashtag and I am human being," said Perkins. "I shouldn’t be downgraded to a hashtag or the next trending thing on social media or news.”
Many of the demonstrators who walked with him say after watching 48 hours of violence involving police shooting and killing two black men, they could not remain silent an any longer.
“I am here to support that all black lives matter, it is very important,” said a protester.
During the three mile trek of chanting and waving signs calling for justice and equality for all, the demonstrators stopped by the Jackson Police Department to beg for help in this fight for peace.
“No Justice, No Peace,” said the marchers.
Blacks were not the only group voicing their frustrations about ongoing violence. Other races also joined and protested with them for fair and equal treatment.
“At our house we believe ever door that is open for our straight, white male son is equally open for his queer, black, female friend and until that day comes we will be here with protesting,” said Helen Barnes.
The folks here couldn't agree more and pledge to continue taking steps toward unity.
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