Faith leaders hold demonstration downtown for racial justice

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana faith leaders gathered Sunday at the Indiana Statehouse downtown to hold a peaceful demonstration in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Dreasjon Reed and many others.

“It has been said evil persists when good men say and do nothing, and it is incumbent upon every decent human being to condemn the killing of unarmed black men and women in this country,” said Pastor Kenneth Sullivian, Senior Pastor of New Direction Church in Indianapolis. “Despite COVID-19, gun violence continues to persist in the community and we are calling on Mayor Hogsett to lead with us.”

The faith leaders and protesters walked from the statehouse to the Indianapolis City-County Building. There, members of the demonstration participated in a prayer service and a “die-oin,” where they lain on the ground.