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“I have three children, three black children, so I support this movement with my whole heart,” the Windsor mother said.
Nearby, Windsor’s Lindsay Whalen held a sign that read “Solidarity, Justice, Peace.”
“I felt compelled to come out,” Whalen said. “When you have a loved one, a brother or a sister who is enduring something traumatic, you stand with them in that moment.”
Many held signs declared “Black Lives Matter” and “End Racism.”
They walked west with a goal of reaching McEwan Avenue before turning back towards their downtown starting point.
“Windsor is a city of diversity,” Hurst Morrison said in an interview. “Look around and you can see that. We can do this, we can come together as one people. It works for us.”
Hurst Morrison told the media and the participants that Windsor Police reached out to her asking how they could support the walk, which drew applause from the crowd.
“They called us,” she said. “They wanted to see what they could do to be part of this.”