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Protesters march along State Line Road to combat racial injustice

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Posted at 9:18 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 22:20:52-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Activists on both sides of the state line came together Saturday to fight racial injustice.

Protesters gathered at Weltner Park in Prairie Village for a Black Lives Matter protest and marched along State Line Road. Different groups united around common goals.

Event organizer Patrick Wotruba said they know they need numbers in their fight.

"If we have numbers, then we can get our message out much louder and clearer,” Wotruba said.

Demands from the groups included the firing of police chiefs in Kansas City, Missouri, and Overland Park.