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Peaceful Rally on Evansville Riverfront Saturday

Steve Burger

About three hundred people attended a rally for social justice in downtown Evansville Saturday. 

“We all bleed red.”

Credit Steve Burger / WNIN
Attendees at the rally Saturday at the Four Freedoms Monument.

That was the name organizers gave to the rally at the Four Freedoms monument. T’keyah Axton, who lives in Princeton, came to Evansville for the event.

She said, “I am here because I am tired. We are tired. I have two bi-racial children at home that I have to think, ‘Are they going to grow up in this mess?”

One of the organizers, Savannah Boop, says when she heard of the rally, she wanted to help make sure the rally sent an inclusive, peaceful message.

She said, “We wanted it be black and white, we wanted to show that there is a different way- that you can stand up for justice, but you don’t have to do in a way that destroys your community.”

The rally concluded with a march to the Evansville Civic Center. 

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