Tulsans come together for peaceful demonstration; hoping to bring community together

Posted at 9:03 PM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 22:23:14-04

TULSA- The streets of Tulsa were filled Friday night with people marching for unity. 

At least 300 people gathered in Downtown Tulsa, hoping for peace, love, and justice. 

America needed light today, in the face of hate personified in Dallas. 

I'm afraid for my life, but I'm also a white person, and I"m more afraid for the black lives that are in my life, my friends." said Sheridan Turner.

A peaceful march in protest of a pair of officer-involved shootings.

Both involving African Americans. 

"We are tried of walking outside and being scared of getting shot or getting kidnapped, said Sierra Williams. 

Today thousand across the country, including hundreds in Tulsa calling for peace. 

"I walk home from summer school everyday and I look over my shoulder every 5 minutes to make sure there's nobody creepy following me.", said Williams

"I think the only option is institutional reform, especially with police officers. I don't know if there is like some kind of training missing or just the mindset that is there." said Turner. 

A light in dark times. 

Event Organizer, Jen Thomas hopes to have more peaceful demonstrations Tulsa throughout the next couple of months. 

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