INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Dozens of people gathered downtown Saturday demanding change almost two weeks after the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The protest was organized by the group Black Women in Charge.
The group marched from the Statehouse to the Indiana War Memorial and Monument Circle.
Janai Shockley and other protesters said enough is enough.
“It’s hard to stay silent and it’s hard to keep living as a black girl in this world and just as a black person period,” Shockley asid. “We need to come together and stand up for our people.”
The goal is to spark change in policing. Daveigh Small hopes police will try to build a better relationship with the Black community.
“These people are here to protect us and they’re out here killing us,” Small said. “How are we supposed to trust them and they take our lives away within seconds?”
This same group also led local peaceful protests after the death of George Floyd. The organizers says they haven’t planned another rally.