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Local mother participate in Million Moms March in Washington D.C.

Marie Hamilton played a big part in Saturday's Million Moms March in Washington DC, and she says now is the time for mothers across the country to speak up.

Countless mothers of children who have been killed by law-enforcement officers say they're calling attention to police brutality and racial injustice.

Maria Hamilton says in the wake Freddy Gray's death, followed by riots in Baltimore, the time for waiting came to an end.

\"They got a chance to be there children's voices, and it was very important now that it happened\", said Maria Hamilton.

The march started at the US Capitol and moved over to the US Department of Justice, where demonstrators demanded changes in police practices.

\"I feel like it was a first step to allow them to hear that her temp a mess going on in our community\", said Maria Hamilton.

Other Milwaukee mothers made the trip to the nation's capitol on this Mother's Day weekend including Sonya Moore. Her son, Derek Williams died in the back of a police car in July 2011. Williams complained he had trouble breathing and requested an ambulance. The officers ignored his request. Moore says Saturday's march is a step in the right direction.

\"We talk to some important people in the justice system, and they say they're going to help us out in some kind of way\", said Sonya Moore.

The mill mom's march was sponsored by Mothers for Justice United and the Coalition for Justice.

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