Black Lives Matter demonstration at Boise State

Posted at 8:27 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 10:27:48-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Black Lives Matter protest at Boise State Tuesday offered people a platform to share their personal experiences and draw attention to police brutality and racial injustice. Police did show up before the peaceful protest officially began, but did not stick around for long.

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Participants say they came to talk about big issues, like defunding the police and education. The people we spoke to say they want this dialogue to continue.

"I feel like we're not scared to be silent," said Charles Jones III. "So what I feel today is that each day we grow, each day slowly but surely we keep moving toward the change we hope for, what our goal is, it may not be easy. It may be hard, it may take a while but I know that change will happen"

The protest wrapped up after nearly two hours. People chanted George Floyd, No Justice, No Peace and Anti-racist. Cars honked to show support as they drove by through the evening.