'Die-in' protest reaches the Main Line

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The Main Line was the scene of a protest and vigil. (WPVI)

The marches and 'die-in' protests sparking waves across this country reached the Main Line Monday night, starting on busy Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr during the evening commute.

A chalk line was drawn around black people representing the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others at the hands of police.

The 'die-in' lasted for 4.5 minutes to represent the 4.5 hours Michael Brown's body was left lifeless on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri.

"No indictments, no trials because no one's asking questions. It's worth it all because we're dying," Bryn Mawr College freshman Diamond Ray said.

"I think that if we actually come out and raise awareness about it it might actually make a difference," Shipley School 11th grader Angel Goings said.

The march continued down Route 30.

Out of the 200 people, most were college students from the area, but members of the community also took part.

They made it to Haverford College where they stood in front of Founders Hall for a moment of silence.

"I felt sadness for all the lives that have been lost and I was just thinking about how complicated the whole situation is and it's not something I will fully understand but I'm here to support everyone involved," Bryn Mawr College freshman Olivia Carmichael said.

Later, it was on to Bryn Mawr College where demonstrators lit candles.

This rally for change is something we've mostly seen in the city of Philadelphia and other urban areas across the nation.

"In this community in particular, racism might be something that is not particularly noticed by certain members of the community so I think it's important to emphasize this isn't just something that's just happening in urban environments," Bryn Mawr College junior Kylie Malloy said.

This Main Line demonstration ended with no arrests.

There were some traffic delays as students and community members marched around the area with the goal of disruption to bring awareness.

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