Group urges people to gather in love at 'Take a Knee' event - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Group urges people to gather in love at 'Take a Knee' event

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With the recent police-involved shootings against unarmed men and subsequent protests in different parts of the nation, a group of seven Mid-South men are taking a different tactic when it comes to demonstrating.

The men are working on a peaceful solution by turning anger into love.

"With so much going on, it's just to take a knee and pray for this country," Terrence Boyce said.

Boyce, along with the group of the Big 7, is organizing an event called Black Friday Take a Knee.

"We're going to come out speak to the community, you know. Everybody is fed up; everybody is mad, and we want to remember the biggest thing of all is love," Boyce said.

They're gathering people together in prayer and support at the last parking lot off the river in Harbor Town, near the boat docks.

"We want justice. That's all we want," Boyce said. "We don't want to be above, underneath the law. We just want to be treated equal."

He said they started planning the event after the officer-involved shooting in Tulsa, and now with recent events in Charlotte, he said they need this more than ever.

The anger is understandable, Boyce said, but that's not the key.

"Get angry. It's OK," Boyce said. "But sin not, and remember the key is love."

Sheamus Cox, who is also part of the group, said everyone is welcome to come and show love and support regardless of their background.

"We welcome anybody. This thing is about love," Cox said. "It's about showing our community how we can come together. You don't have to be a certain skin tone to get involved with making an impact."

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