OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — A rally to celebrate a life taken too soon, and speak out about racial injustice.
Hundreds gathered at Memorial Park on Friday afternoon as part of a Black Lives Matter rally.
Speakers talked about the importance of everyone speaking up against racism in a country that’s failed to create a just and equal society.
The family of James Scurlock released balloons into the air. He was killed during last week’s protest in Downtown Omaha.
Organizers say we can’t go down this road without something changing.
“Nothing can change unless we decide to change it. We can’t sit idly by and wait for someone else to speak up. We have to be those people and others will follow,” said 16-year-old Elise Smith.
Ralliers marched from Memorial Park across the Dodge Street Bridge to Elmwood Park.