The large group of peaceful protesters were escorted by Philadelphia police as they gathered on Monument Road.
Organizers tell Action News rather than taking their group into the heart of Philadelphia, where demonstrations have been ongoing for days, they chose to begin their march in Montgomery County.
SENDING A MESSAGE: A peaceful protest made up in large part of students from local and nearby HBCU’s has gathered in front @6abc as part of ongoing demonstrations denouncing police brutality following the death of George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/TAprgt7GFk— George Solis (@GeorgeSolis) June 7, 2020
"We decided to go in a predominately white neighborhood so we can get their attention, so they can see that black lives do matter, and stop preaching to choir, preaching straight to them," said one protester.
These young people say they simply hope that they are heard and respected as this movement progresses.