Rolling for Justice in Downtown Roanoke

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Many people gathered in Downtown Roanoke on Sunday afternoon for a peaceful protest against police brutality as well as systemic racism.

However, instead of walking with signs held high, protesters rolled for justice.

They used skateboards, roller skates, bikes, and more. Event organizers say they wanted to include the large skating community in Roanoke. They also mention it’s a creative way to keep the conversation going about injustice in our community and in our nation.

“I think it’s incredibly important that protests happening all over the nation are lasting right now. It’s different then what we’ve seen before because it does tend to fizzle out. And again to in order to maintain momentum I want to get creative and do new things.”

Kiesha Preston, Co-Organizer for Rolling for Reform

“It’s important for me show my daughter the correct way speak her voice and speak her truth and to stand up for what’s right.”

Jamie and Breanna Boritis, skaters

The event at Flying Panthers skate shop.

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