Urban League "March for Justice" held in West Palm Beach

Urban League "March for Justice" held in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The Urban League of Palm Beach County is organizing a "March for Justice" Friday in downtown West Palm Beach. Fox 29's Tania Rogers says there are about 100 people taking place in the March.

A statement on the organization's Web site reads: "We are marching for justice for Eric Garner, Michael Brown and all victims. Those who seek to perpetuate injustice should know that we will not stop, we will not quit, we will not rest ... until justice for all has been served."

Marchers gathered at the Great Lawn on the downtown waterfront at 2:30 p.m. and march up Flagler Drive to the Martin Luther King Memorial at Currie Park.

Kate Watt, vice president of development and communication, says the Urban League doesn't know how many people are going to attend. She said the organization has been working with local churches and civil rights groups, and is hoping for a good turnout.

Walsh said the Urban League is working with the city of West Palm Beach to ensure marchers are safe and organized. She said she did not expect any traffic impacts, but drivers might want to avoid Flagler drive during the march.

The Urban League says marchers should bring posters and signs with messages of solidarity, such as "Black Lives Matter," I Can't Breathe," and "End Racism." But marchers are warned not to bring weapons, large bags, valuable jewelry and a "negative, uncontrollable attitude."

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