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Sunday morning ‘Wake Up For Black Lives’ protest ends in neighborhood of IMPD chief

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Protests over police brutality continued in Indianapolis Sunday morning with an early morning car procession.

A crowd of nearly 50 vehicles gathered at the corner of East 62nd Street and Michigan Road just before 5:30 a.m. with horns honking and people chanting “No Justice, No Peace.”

This is the second Wake Up For Black Lives protest this month. Organizers say Sunday’s destination was the neighborhood where IMPD Chief Randal Taylor lives.

“We are happy with some of what’s been happening, but really we won’t stop until there is a trial for Dreasjon ‘Sean’ Reed and then we will take it from there,” said one of the organizers to News 8.

The protest moved west on 62nd Street before going north on Georgetown Road and making its way to a development near West 86th Street just passed I-465.

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Vehicles looped around the development, where organizers say Chief Taylor lives, for about 20 minutes before making its way back to East 62nd Street and Michigan Road.

The reaction in the neighborhood was mixed. Some residents were waving to protesters while others showed clear signs of frustration.

Sunday’s early morning protest was organized by the group Indy 10 Black Lives matter. The goal is to “wake” people up to racial injustice in Indianapolis.

The first early morning protest was June 7 where crowds met on the near north side and drove to the neighborhood of Mayor Joe Hogsett.

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