Thousands hit streets of downtown for MLK Unity March

Thousands hit streets of downtown for MLK Unity March
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Thousands of people participated in the annual MLK Day Unity March in downtown Spokane Monday to promote a unified community.

The day started with rousing speeches from several local leaders. Then then several thousand participants hit the streets of downtown. Many said they wanted to show that Spokane is more unified than people may think.

“It’s good to have our children know that they can come together and live as one and good for them to know that Spokane is that city to be sure that we be the catalyst to do it,” said Tommy Williams, Jr.

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team also participated in the march.

“It’s human rights and it’s just everybody coming together. Doesn’t matter your background, it’s just people coming together to support people and human rights,” said Stacy Clinesmith, the team’s assistant coach.

The event brings people from all over the political spectrum.

“You meet people face to face, you hear their stories and you realize we’re all in this together,” said Barb Brock, who marched through the streets.

She says it’s events like these, where everyone comes together, and people realize that their differences may be pretty insignificant.

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