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White Coats, Kids Protest in Evansville

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Two protests in support of Black Lives Matter Saturday morning were peaceful. One of them was also colorful. 

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Health Care professionals and students gather at the Four Freedoms monument Saturday morning.

First, it was white coats marching for black lives as physicians and health care students and professionals rallied at the Four Freedoms monument.

Kyle McElyea is a fourth year medical student. He says he would like to see more attention paid during their training to how to address the issues.

“There are a lot of disparities in health care that we’re made aware of throughout our schooling," McElyea says, "But, we’re a little frustrated at places of employment and our universities because they’re not giving us clear answers in how to address these."

After a short rally, the group marched to the Civic Center in downtown Evansville.

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Ronald Robinson protesting at the Ford Center with his two daughters, (l)Erielle, seven, and Kayleigh, eight years old.

Following the White Coats for Black Lives march Saturday, there was a colorful demonstration as dozens of families staked out a piece of the plaza in front of the Ford Center to protest in chalk. Ronald Robinson of Evansville was there with his two daughters.

(They're here) “Just to communicate to the world that they have feelings too," Robinson says, "That they’re here going through this whole mess with us and I want their future to be better than my past. I can’t live another day with them being threatened.”

Many of the chalk drawings took on the themes of 'Black Lives Matter' and 'No Justice, No Peace' that have been common throughout recent protests nationwide. 

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