Equality march held in Downtown Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The group, NOH8VA, held a unity march Sunday night in Downtown Norfolk.

The march started at the Norfolk Confederate monument and ended at Town Point Park. The organizers of the march say the event is a call to consciousness on the equality issues in America.

Raymond Brothers, who planned the march, says although he hasn’t experience racism, he’s witnessed family and friends discriminated against. It’s one of the reasons why he organized the march.

The most recent march is the domino effect of what transpired in Charlottesville earlier this month. There were other rallies throughout Hampton Roads including one at the Confederate Monument.

Brothers says this shows that positive momentum is gaining to do the right thing in our communities.

“City Council heard us already. We want the community to know we’re here. We want to do something. I want to do something,” he says.

Brothers says the group will host other events in the future but will also encourage citizens to vote and attend City Council meetings.