Kasich calls for peace at NAACP convention in Cincinnati

WATCH: Kasich speaks at NAACP in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich addressed the NAACP's annual convention at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati Sunday night.

A moment of silence commenced for the three law enforcement officers killed in Baton Rouge prior to Kasich taking the stage.

Kasich not only condemned the attack, but asked for peace across the country.

"The lord wants us to heal, the lord wants us to work together, the lord doesn't want the violence, he wants understanding," he told the crowd.

The NAACP convention kicked off Saturday with opening remarks from Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and other city officials.

A prayer breakfast Sunday morning honored NAACP members and officers.

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