Black Lives Matter supporters peacefully demonstrate in Columbus

Black Lives Matter supporters demonstrate in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - They were small in number in Columbus on Friday evening, but still protestors came out to let their voices be heard.

A handful of mostly young people gathered along Macon Road in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

One young teen boy said he wants to help show people the positives about African American young men, and believes it is part of his mission in life to make a difference.

Organizers say it's important to give young people a voice and an outlet to be heard right now.

"We cannot wait and look for somebody to spark. If we're feeling it, we just have to do it. And that's what we're doing and we're going to be here," said Capricia Myree, one of the organizers.

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