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Hundreds come together for Morehead peaceful protest

Protestors in Morehead say they want to send a message that their small town is just as...
Protestors in Morehead say they want to send a message that their small town is just as outraged as larger cities and are ready to see change.(WKYT)
Published: Jun. 6, 2020 at 3:37 PM EDT
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Protestors in Morehead say they want to send a message that their small town is just as outraged as larger cities and are ready to see change.

The peaceful protest was held near downtown and later marched through Main Street with hundreds showing up.

Speakers shared their personal journeys with racism with hopes each chant can create the change the world needs.

"Is this community going to be complicit and not act?," said protestor Bellande Bertrand. "Every day, every week, and every month are we going to stand for what is right and each other especially people that don't look like you?"

Morehead Police assisted protestors by safely shutting down Main Street for the event.

Morehead State Men's Basketball Coach Preston Spradlin also attended the event.

"There is a lot of love, there is a lot of family in this community and to come out and show support for something like this especially here in Eastern Kentucky where we don't have a lot of minority representation but we are still able to show a strong support so this is really great to see," said Spradlin.

The protest also held a moment of silence to remember the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.