HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds of people march through Holyoke Friday afternoon, protesting the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. They started their march at Holyoke High School, and made their way City Hall, the Holyoke War Memorial, ending up in the United Congregational Church.
They rallied for change to the justice system, and to protect minorities.
Friday’s rally was inspired by a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Maurice Taylor helped organize the rally. “When we look at it, we look at the injustice of it, so we’re out here to say that the people don’t need the injustice. We need the process to be transformed. The police need to listen, the politicians need to listen. We’re not taking it anymore,” Taylor told 22News.
The group marched around town, stopping at Heritage Park. People of different races participated in the protest.