According to a report from The Tulsa World, around 150 and 200 protesters peacefully marched from the Ralph Ellison Library to the Governor’s Mansion on June 20, 2020 at Oklahoma City.
During this gathering, they delivered a powerful a message.
“We aren’t going to allow people to come into our communities and brutalize us,” event organizer Omar Chatman commented before the event. “If you come into our community, know we are armed.”
The 1000 Brothers and Sisters in Arms protest was organized in response to a series of controversial killings of African American males during the last few weeks.
Community organizer Michael Washington was among the speakers at this march who called for several local cases to be approached.
We can debate the merits of policing in America. Both sides raise interesting points.
This recent demonstration shows there are reasonable ways to organize and open up discussions without having to resort to violence and vandalism.
Let’s hope that other people follow 1000 Brothers and Sisters in Arms’ example and find peaceful ways to assemble.