Black Lives Matter movement marches into Macon
Dozens of people gathered in Central City Park Thursday evening to spread the message of equality and unity. The organizer of the march says the recent high-profile deaths involving race, such as Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown, inspired her to raise awareness of this social campaign.
“This is not just a black race thing. It’s for everybody because all lives do matter. I mean it says black lives matter, but it’s really for everybody,” the march’s organizer Katoria Robinson said.
Two men who say they were part of the Wal-Mart vandalism incident last month spoke during the rally. Vashuan Rozier and Lekelvin Renfroe tell 41NBC, they were charged with crimes they were not affiliated with, like gang activity.
They hope the Black Lives Matter movement will bring the community together.
“Lot of people, you know what I’m saying, they judge us on the color of our skin and they also judge us on our actions, but a lot of people make mistakes and we learn from them,” Rozier said.
Robinson plans to hold more marches and rallies in the future.