Thousands expected to participate in unity march through Richmond on Saturday

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Organizers are gearing up for what they’re calling a One Thousand Man March on Saturday. The massive crowd is planning to walk through the city, promoting social change and various causes.

More than 1600 people have reportedly pledged to march. Representatives from black lives matter, the LGBT community and teachers from Richmond Public Schools will join forces to bring awareness to their causes. Coordinator Triston Harris says that although a march will not solve all of the challenges the nation faces, it will bring awareness to them.

0987Coordinator Triston Harris says that although a march will not solve all of the challenges the nation faces, it will bring awareness to them.

“Come Sunday morning, some people will wake up with the idea that ‘okay, now I know about this, now I know about this. How can I get involved to help fight these problems and work toward a solution?’”

The march will begin at 3 p.m. from Monroe Park and head south on Belvidere Street. From there, participants will march over the Lee Bridge and continue south on Cowardin Avenue before crossing over Hull Street onto Jeff Davis Highway. The final stretch will begin with a left turn onto Maury Street before ending at the Blackwell Community Center (300 E. 15th Street).

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The march will include guest speakers, music, food vendors and more. The Richmond Police Department is working with organizers to ensure they have a safe event. Officers will assist with the march as it proceeds through the city.

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