A Black Lives Matter march went from Monroe Turnpike at Cross Hill Road to the Monroe Green, in front of the police station. (Alison Cross)
Elijah Zuema, age 9, holds a sign encouraging people to say the names of black people who died at the hands of police. (Alison Cross)
“My sister has experienced racial comments, and I have too from friends’ parents,” Sierra Andrews said. “For me, I want to show that it doesn’t matter what color you are, it doesn’t matter what you are, but we should all be equal. That’s what I want to do today, and that’s why I’m marching.”
Myriam Desruisseaux organized the Black Lives Matter march in Monroe Sunday. (Alison Cross)
Devin Owiredu, who carried a sign saying, “racism is taught not learned,” said he believes education is the key to ending prejudice.
“We have to do more,” Desruisseaux said. “I wanted to do this march to feel like I was doing something, but we just have to do more, more conversations, more talking, more getting the word out, more raising awareness, more being kind to each other, more protests, more education, more of everything.”