GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The recent events around the country are causing many people here in the east to look for solutions to this violence.
“No justice, no peace,” screamed protesters as they walked down Evans Street.”
The recent shootings involving police and the public have sparked a conversation on how to move forward and build a better relationship. “The violence on every end needs to end; we are not for violence to any group of people,” explained Hanan Al-Sharawneh said.
Anthony Dyer explained, “To bring more awareness to the fact that we are dying every day and it needs to stop point blank period.”
A large group of people marched this afternoon around uptown Greenville to voice their opinions.
Protesters yelled, “Black Lives Matter.”
The goal of the protest was to raise awareness that things need to change. Many say they want to see a civilian review board, for community members to evaluate altercations involving the public and police.
“I think it’s very important for the public to know we are human too, we without uniform look like everyone else. We have the same emotions and feelings that everyone else has,” KZ Thomas said.
Many say if you want to see change you have to start first with yourself. “You know what, it is going to make a difference in our city,” a community member said.
Protestors say this is the start of trying to make this world a better place.