Crowds gather for Black Lives Matter rally in West Omaha

Posted at 5:34 PM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 19:34:12-04

Crowds gathered around streets near 120th and West Center for a Black Lives? Matter rally Friday evening.

They're hoping society changes their perception of the Black community and stop the violence especially with the recent shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.


Organizers of the rally say there's no need for hostility or anger.

They want to ensure today's public demonstration of peace and love remains safe.

 Organizers met with police officers before the rally to share concerns.

 They agreed they want to have a safe night tonight for both sides.

Protestors have said they will remain calm and comply with the law while police officers are assisting with safety measures and are allowing people to assemble and speak freely.