Protesters line Memphis in solidarity after national shootings - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Protesters line Memphis in solidarity after national shootings

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Memphis group has come together to send a message of unity in the wake of multiple high-profile officer-involved shootings.

Many cities, like Charlotte, are in a state of unrest.

In Tulsa, an officer was charged with manslaughter after the death of an unarmed black man.

“How did it make me feel? Honesty, I started crying at work,” Jessica Otis said.

Otis is one of many standing in solidarity and sending a strong message.

“To firmly take a stance that there are white people who support the Black Lives Matter movement,” Rachel Brooks said.

Drivers honked as they passed the protesters, who stood peacefully on the corner of East Parkway and Poplar Avenue. Everyone was welcome.

Despite what's happening all across the country, these protesters said they're discussing having even more protests to have their voices heard and send a strong message that Black Lives Matter.

They said it is time to move past the conversations and take action.

“People's argument is that they're tired of hearing about it,” Otis said. “Well, we're tired of experiencing every death.”

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