Hundreds march in Wakefield, praying for change

Hundreds marched in the Wakefield section of the Bronx Sunday chanting "Black Lives Matter," calling for justice for George Floyd and praying for change.

News 12 Staff

Jun 22, 2020, 12:43 AM

Updated 1,437 days ago

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Hundreds marched in the Wakefield section of the Bronx Sunday chanting "Black Lives Matter," calling for justice for George Floyd and praying for change.
Nearly 25 different congregations from the northeast section of the Bronx came together for a prayer march that began at the corner of Baychester Avenue and 233rd Street.
Local pastors and clergy members told News 12 they are praying for the end of police brutality, for the end of racial and systemic injustice as well as praying for their community to join together as a whole and unite behind the cause.
Before the march began worshippers and community members were informed of their rights if police were to use force and arrest them.
They were also warned that if violence did ensue, they should take a step back and document but not engage.


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