by Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thousands of people across the country and dozens right here in the Delaware Valley came together Sunday to take a stand against racial injustice, police brutality, and inner city violence.
Sunday marked the 21st anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington D.C. On Broad Street in North Philadelphia people held an event to commemorate the day and push for social changes.
“For us to stand united and to say that we’re tired of our kids being killed, not only by police, but we’re tired of it in our cities,” said Jo Elen Gray, with the organization Mothers of Black Sons. “We just want to say enough and take a vow to make a difference and to make a change.”
Gray says their rally is meant to bring awareness to injustices going on in communities all over the city.
“To talk about solutions to the inner city violence and things that we can do to get involved to make a difference in our community,” she said.
The group also held a march down Broad Street to City Hall where they held signs asking for things like an increase to minimum wage, an end to systematic racism, and asking for better relations with police.