Hundreds march for MLK and human rights
Idaho human rights day
Hundreds marched down Capitol Boulevard to the statehouse Monday for Martin Luther King Junior Day. They marched down Capitol Boulevard to the statehouse in a show of solidarity and a show of support. Protestors carried signs and chanted slogans li Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Hundreds marched down Capitol Boulevard to the statehouse Monday for Martin Luther King Junior Day.
They marched down Capitol Boulevard to the statehouse in a show of solidarity and a show of support. Protestors carried signs and chanted slogans like, Idaho’s to great for hate. They were unified in their support for Idaho causes. Hundreds took part in the march on this bitter cold day, unstopped by the frigid temperatures. Their focus is not only racial minorities, but rather all kinds of minorities.
“To expose injustice, to stand up against bullies to defend the weak, to comfort those who mourn and laugh with those who celebrate. To embrace those you love,” said a speaker.
When they arrived at the statehouse they came together. Speakers told the crowd to love all of our brothers and sisters. Whether they’re African-American or Native American, gay or straight.
Inside the statehouse yet another celebration of the Reverend Kings life.
Hundreds gathered around and listened to an inspirational dramatic reading of MLK’s “I have a dream speech”.
“I still have a dream. It is a dream that is deeply rooted in the American dream,” said Rev. Percy “Happy” Watkins.
He gave an incredibly rousing rendition of the speech.
“That all men women boys and girls are created equal,” said Rev. Watkins.
Part of the Idaho human rights day also included singing from the common ground community chorus.
Finished with a wonderful display of trumpet fanfare by Marcellus Brown and BSU students.