Students, activists gather for peace march on University of Toledo campus
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:36:21 GMT —
Students and community activist marched on the University of Toledo's campus on Thursday to call for peace.
The University of Toledo Black Student Union organized a march on the university's campus to honor the 51st anniversary of the March on Washington.
Demonstrators also used the march to focus local attention on the shooting death of an unarmed teen by a police officer in Missouri, "It's time for us as youth, as students, as college students to get educated and pick up the ball and continue on because we didn't make it to the promised land yet," explained march organizer Robert Delk, III. "So, I want them when we walk through the University of Toledo's campus to realize that we still have steps to go, we still have to march on."
The recent shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri was on the mind of many demonstrators like Lance Price. "I feel like it's a whole bunch of sides that don't know what one side is like," said Price. "We have all this misunderstanding. I feel like hate comes as a result of all of it."
Organizers say they hope the image of a diverse group marching for peace in a peaceful way will serve as a example that every one can work together.