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Back the Blue Rally: Community comes together to support police

Posted at 4:51 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 09:15:21-04

TULSA, Okla. — The people of Tulsa County are showing their support of law enforcement this weekend.

The 'Back the Blue Rally is scheduled at Lafortune Park.

2 Works for You spoke with the organizer who said the rally will be a peaceful march. Back the Blue Rally started small, and as word got out, the numbers began to increase.

Nearly a thousand people confirmed they will take part in the rally to show police support everywhere.

Back the Blue Police is a non-profit organization working to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement.

Founder Kara Railey said the organization started because she wanted to show her appreciation for the police.

She hopes one day the Black Lives Matter Movement, youth, elderly, and people who are anti or pro-police can come together and unite as one.

If we can create community outreach programs like community movie nights, or appreciation luncheons, where people can come in and interact with the police, have their children interact with police children. I think that’s a slow way to kind of bridge the gap.
Kara Railey | Founder of Back the Blue Police

Railey said she believes to ease tensions, there has to be some healing from the hurt and pain many have experienced. So, she's doing something to start the healing process that could change the community, and potentially the world.

The Back the Blue Rally starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11. People will march along the sidewalks in LaFortune Park until 1 p.m.

For more information on the rally, click here.

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