Black Lives Matter plans march Sunday in Cincinnati

A woman holds a sign to display her support during a rally organized by Black Lives Matter last year in downtown Cincinnati. The group has planned another rally for Sunday.
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A woman holds a sign to display her support during a rally organized by Black Lives Matter last year in downtown Cincinnati. The group has planned another rally for Sunday.

In the aftermath of this week’s deadly police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, and Thursday night’s sniper attacks on police in Dallas, supporters of Black Lives Matter will hold a rally Sunday to show solidarity.

Hundreds are planning an event to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at the District One police headquarters and then march to Washington Park, according to our news partner WCPO 9 On Your Side.

Some 200 supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement gathered Thursday afternoon to organize a local response. They say that enough is enough and that the only way to end this type of brutality is with a show of mass support.

“The first thing for me was definitely frustration,” organizer Erica Abercrombie told WCPO. “The second thing was what can I do, what can we do as a community to change this because I’m tired of it. I also thought about my own dad and friends and brothers and uncles, and should I text them right now and tell them I love them because you never know.”

Guest speakers are planned for this peaceful demonstration. In light of the Dallas sniper attacks following a Black Lives Matter protest, CPD Lt. Steve Saunders said the city is aware of Sunday’s rally and that they plan to have additional officers on hand.