HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Dozens of people took to the streets of Harrisburg for a peace march Saturday afternoon, to raise awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement, following several officer-involved shootings this week.
It started at John Harris High School and ended at the steps of the State Capitol.
Those marching joined together in solidarity for the victims who have been silenced by brutality. They said it’s not about whose lives matter most, but how we can better serve the community and decrease criminal activity.
“We’re working to live in a world where both black lives matter, and blue lives matter, but no lives matter until we address the race problem,” Andrew Koji Shiraki, one of the organizers, said.
“People had stopped along the way and said, ‘what is this? What is black lives matter? What does that mean?’ and so being able to education people about the movement, about what’s going on in our community is really important,” Chelsea Doub said.
The group says they plan on organizing another peaceful march sometime this summer.