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Residents march in Lafayette against racial injustice, police brutality

Posted at 7:11 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 11:41:53-04

Right now in Lafayette, demonstrators are marching against racial injustice and police brutality.

That rally started at the corner of Lafayette and Congress Streets at 5:30 p.m. to honor those who have died at the hands of law enforcement.

KATC's Eman Boyd is at the rally tonight and says many familiar chants like "Black Lives Matter" and "No justice, no peace" are being heard throughout Lafayette this evening.

The organizer tells us that she believes it's especially important to march on this holiday, to continue fighting against racial injustice.

"We are the future we're marching for our kids, our grand-kids and for us. We're marching so we can go into the workplace and not be discriminated against, drive down the street and not be discriminated against," explained organizer Kendall Gloston. "It's for us and like I said, you have to be the change you want to see. You can't just sit around and wait for change to come."

Demonstrators will rally throughout the evening. We'll continue our coverage tonight at 10.

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