Black Liberation Movement take on the streets to continue Advocating Racial Justice

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Black liberation Movement organized a peaceful protest this evening to continue to demand racial justice and commemorate the one year they’ve been doing their work. Picture was captured at Grand Ave in Des Moines, IA . 📸 Nixson Benítez / Hola Iowa
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On Saturday June, 5th Des Moines Black Liberation Movement (BLM) organized a peaceful protest outside of Central Academy at 6:30pm. Peaceful protestors took to the streets and headed up Grand Ave. to the Governor’s house. 

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Many of the protesters spoke on the loss from this past year and current year. They gave a moment of silence in respects to those who have been lost and to those families who continue to carry the emotional trauma. 

When Protestors arrived at the Governor’s Mansion organizers handed out a Report card in which graded 6 issues during Governor Kim Reynolds term. 

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On the report card it gave the Governor 6 straight F’s on issues from Education to Voting Rights. 

During the protest, individuals also got to use the space and express their feelings with the current climate and with the importance of continuing the Motivation of Racial Justice. 

“We have to keep showing up and bring our friends to create change, so we can tell the future” Said one of the protestors.

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