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Hundreds peacefully gather at the State Capitol for ninth day of protests

Posted June 7, 2020 9:55 p.m. EDT
Updated June 7, 2020 11:21 p.m. EDT

— Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol in downtown Raleigh for the ninth straight day of protests on Sunday.

Protesters gathered and spoke about encounters with police and the changes they wanted to see. Then they began marching through the streets while holding signs, cheering and chanting

Many brought their children to teach them about black culture and the Black Lives Matter movement..

"I have black daughters that have to grow up, and America is what it is, and they need to know that," said protester Demetrius Moore. "They need to understand the black culture is more than rap music. They have to know where they are going.”

“Black people shouldn’t be killed because of the color of their skin, and they shouldn’t even have to protest to not be killed,” said protester Adriana Aguilar.

For the most part, the scene was peaceful and police were controlling traffic.

Many protesters said they will come out and march until they see change in how black people are treated by police.

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