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Protesters gather downtown for "Black Lives Matter" rally

Protesters marched from Fountain Square to Washington Park. (FOX19) Protesters marched from Fountain Square to Washington Park. (FOX19)

 By Shawn Lanier

Cincinnati joined a nationwide movement on Saturday to protest what some are calling injustices against African Americans.

“Black Lives Matter” was the message as protesters marched from Fountain Square to Washington Park bring push for what some said is a lifelong fight.

"Throughout the history of the United States certainly people of color have been on the bottom side for the effort for equality and justice,” said Dr. Bernard Young of the University of Cincinnati.

It is the same equality and justice that some feel have been ignored with the recent non-indictments of police who were involved in the deaths of young black men across America in places like Ferguson, Missouri.

Protesters like Kalilah Montgomery said that is something she can no longer ignore.

“It makes you angry just due to complacency and inattention that could be me that could be my brothers, could be my sisters are dead they're not here anymore,” said Montgomery.

Some in the black community feel what they are asking for is not much.

"We're trying to equalize things not waning more than the other people have,” said Dr. Young.

While this protest pushed for equality and justice, there is another statement being made.

"There are actually physical people in the world who care and do love you even when it seem like the people who should care don't,” added Montgomery.

They also agree that movement must continue to move on.

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