'We can make the change:' Justice for Jacob 24-hour peaceful rally held in Kenosha
KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) – A 24-hour peaceful rally was held in Kenosha from Sunday, September 27-28.
The event marks more than 30 days since the Kenosha Police shooting of Jacob Blake.
The rally was held in the city’s Civic Center Park. It began at noon on Sunday and wrapped up 24 hours later.
The goal was to hold a peaceful event while calling for justice and the indictment of the officer who shot Blake in August.
"We want bills, laws and legislations that are going to protect everybody that looks like little Jake from here going forward," Blake’s uncle Justin Blake said. "We can make the change right here in Kenosha with all the love we’ve been getting."
At the rally several speakers took the stage including faith leaders to help heal and allow people to vent.
"If we don’t create that peace and unity like the civil rights leaders and our forefathers wanted, then how will we leave the legacy for our children’s, children?" Peace in the Streets cofounder and CEO Gregory Bennett Jr. said. "We needed to do this."
Organizers hope to hold similar events in the future.