On July 10, churches in Kansas City, KS, stood in solidarity along Parallel Parkway protesting against Wyandotte County and KCK’s policing and criminal justice system and racism.

Showing strength in numbers, Renewed Hope House of Worship, Freedom in Christ World Ministries and First Baptist Church were just a few of the many churches that participated in the two-hour peaceful protest. Some of the protest locations along the Parallel Parkway also had on-site voter registration.

At numerous locations along Parallel Parkway, groups of protesters waved at ongoing vehicles, stood, and sat, with signs reading “We Stand Together,” “No Justice, No Peace,” “Hate Does Not Make America Great,” and “Hope is Here,” conveying messages of unity. What was noticeably different about this protest was the number of seniors who showed up and participated despite COVID-19.

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