COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
A protest aimed at bringing awareness to police brutality is expected to start at 6 p.m. tonight in Columbia.
Organizers are calling the rally, "Roll Out For Justice." Cyclists, Skateboarders and even those in wheelchairs are expected to gather at College Ave. and Paris road before riding their way through Columbia.
Dani Perez, the organizer of this event, said she's an avid rollerblader herself, and simply thought this might be a good way to mix it up after months of protests in Columbia.
Perez gave more insight into her motivation to hold this rally, and said she thought this was a good way to get people out and protesting who may not have done so otherwise.
Protestors will make their way through the University of Missouri's campus, as well as downtown Columbia. The group is also going to be making stops along the African-American Heritage Trail in Columbia.
According to a press release, the group will also be listening to speakers, in speakers circle.
They will also be holding a demonstration in front of the Columbia Police Department which will include everyone laying down, taking a knee, or raising a fist in the air for eight minutes and 46 seconds.