After days of absorbing wrenching news and video on the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, members of Baltimore faith communities said they welcomed the chance on Saturday to stage a noisy racial justice rally that they called a “beginning.”
The organizers pledged to continue to regularly hold rallies supporting the Black Lives Matter movement not only in Baltimore, but in Baltimore and Harford counties.
“I think we needed this after this week. You need to feel you’ve added your voice to the cries,” said the Rev. Dr. Amy McCullough, lead pastor at Grace United Methodist Church, in an interview.
As McCullough spoke from outside the church, about 130 demonstrators waved signs with messages such as “Black Lives Matter” and “If Not Now, When?”