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'Unity Over Violence' prayer march in Tulsa

Posted at 4:15 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 13:02:17-04

TULSA, Okla. — In light of recent events in Minneapolis, several local groups hosted a prayer march to Tulsa City Hall on Monday morning.

"We together, not just as Tulsas but as Oklahomans, can come together and be able to have a protest for something that we know is wrong, and we can be able to voice what it is that we want to happen," said CJ Neal, one of the organizers of the protest.

He said what happened to George Floyd on May 25 should not happen again.

Neal explained he's seen a lot of criticism on social media about the demonstrations happening across the U.S. and the around the world without understanding the real meaning behind the protests.

"We cannot move forward if we don't understand the pain that people have gone through, the rage that people feel because it continues to happen over and over and over again without anyone ever saying enough is enough," Neal said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Unity Over Violence prayer march in Tulsa

The Apostolic Congregation of the Messiah, along with Congress of United Faiths, the Jewish Federation of Tulsa and Tulsa County Democratic Party, will be marching for social justice and equality in the "Unity over Violence" rally planned at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa.

They had prayer and speakers before the march.

Organizers asked attendants to remain peaceful and to take extra water because of high temperatures. They also asked protesters to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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