PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For a third straight night, protesters took to the streets of Philadelphia on Friday, expressing their anger over the police involved shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
A few different protests happened at the same time, all between North Philadelphia and Center City.
Allissa Smith took part in one between Broad and Erie, and City Hall. She said that their message is clear:
“That black lives matter and that we should all continue to work together and to be strong as one and if we need to make change, we need to enforce it now and work together.”
Tarae Gregory marched beside her. He feels this is just the beginning:
“It’s going to take this rally, probably many other more to actually make the change, so we can finally all just be equals.” He held a sign saying “Stop Killing Us.”
“Harmless killing, it’s just not right. It’s not fair for either blacks, homosexuals, anybody, so we finally need some justice to come so we could all live together as equals.”
All the protests were peaceful, each one with smaller crowds than the previous nights. At some points, Friday evening’s protests even managed to merge together.