PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Protesters gathered in Philadelphia earlier tonight to stand in solidarity for the black teenager who was gun downed by police in Chicago and the Black Lives Matter protesters who were shot in Minneapolis.
Armed with signs that called for justice, dozens of protesters marched down Broad Street in North Philadelphia to show they are not happy with policing around the country.READ MORE: Brandywine Valley SPCA, Other Shelters Holding Mega Adoption Event This Weekend
“We’re in dire times. Things are not getting better. People are continuing to get shot down by police in the streets. We need to do something about it and the time is now,” Megan Malachi, one of the protest organizers, told KYW Newsradio.
She says their goal is to raise awareness of injustices to people of color by the police and to help spark a change for the better.READ MORE: Teamsters Local 830, Beer Distributors Agree To New Contract After Striking For Better Wages
“This is a call to action and also a solidarity march to support our comrades in Minneapolis and also to support our comrades who have been fighting for justice in Chicago,” she said.
Philadelphia Police posted on its official Twitter page that the protest was peaceful and no arrests were made.MORE NEWS: Biden Signs Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill Into Law: 'God Willing, It's Going To Save A Lot Of Lives'