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Looking back: 3rd “Breathe Through Me” peace rally

Published: Jun. 28, 2020 at 10:37 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Meridian held its third “Breathe Through Me” peace rally Saturday.

A group of people marched from city hall to the Meridian Police Department with the goal of letting everyone know they won’t stop making their voices heard.

11 caught up with lead organizer, NSpire Walker, who said the march showed strength, empowerment and the beginning of a new history in Meridian. She also says the “Dream Team of the South” organization’s next mission is raising concerns to revamp Meridian’s African-American Business District.

“On the 30th, I’m going to be at the city work session. We want people there who want to continue to see our city restored and growth. It is going to be part of my “Breathe Through Me” plan of action. We also bring awareness to voting. We bring awareness to complete the census because the census helps us to get the funding that we need. It helps us to get the seats that we need in the Senate,” said Walker.

The city council work session starts at 9 a.m. on the third floor of city hall. Walker is on the agenda.

The group says it wants to shed light on controversies including removing the Confederate Monument outside of the Lauderdale County Courthouse, changing the Mississippi state flag and the alleged police brutality incident against resident Levi Gibbs.

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