Dozens attend Louisville vigil to protest violence

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Dozens of people attended a vigil in Louisville to protest the recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/29vNW2i) reports the “Breaking White Silence” event began at noon on Monday outside Metro Louisville Police Department headquarters. It was organized by Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice. A statement from the group says the gathering is part of a national effort to get more white people to voice concerns about racial justice.

Tensions between black citizens and police have risen since last week’s killings of Sterling in Baton Rouge and Castile in Minnesota by white officers, and a retaliatory attack on police by a black sniper in Dallas that killed five officers and wounded others.

The group said it will read the names of people killed by police and the names of the officers killed in Dallas.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

 

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