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Redding March for Justice draws large crowd of demonstrators

Another protest in Redding took place at Caldwell Park, this one a silent march through the streets.

Posted: Jun 6, 2020 7:10 PM
Updated: Jun 8, 2020 9:03 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Another protest in Redding took place at Caldwell Park, this one a silent march through the streets.

The Redding March for Justice drawing hundreds of people, Saturday afternoon.

For some like Stephanie Richardson, the silent protest was an outlet to get her message out there.

“Personally, it’s been such a time for me of grieving and so it was important to be in community and to feel the power of community,” says Richardson, who lives in Redding.

That community power, evident as people marched in solidarity, honoring the lives of those who’ve been lost, calling for change.

The march included a number of community leaders, members, local law enforcement, and speakers who shared stories and delivered powerful messages.

Community leaders, local law enforcement, speakers--- sharing stories, delivering powerful messages before taking to the streets to march silently.

Demonstrators were asked to wear black, bring signs, and wear masks.

“I think this is a great step to come together with the community,” says Kate English, who attended the march.

Action News Now spoke to people who say they’re optimistic that these marches are taking place and feel they are making a difference.
“People are coming together, people are actually having conversations, people are trying to invest into this,” says Monica Perez, who lives in Redding.

“A lot of people are talking about racism and I think that’s one step forward in seeing racism end in America all together,” says Jamal Titus, who attended the march.

Demonstrators marched silently for about two miles, the march ending around 4 pm. Police were monitoring the event which stayed peaceful.

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