#BlackLivesMatter protesters take to the streets of Huntsville at Sparkman Dr & Jordan Ln

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – What started as one man on the streets of Huntsville raising awareness for #BlackLivesMatter turned into an impromptu protest as word spread through social media and more joined him.

A group spokesperson told us the protest was not focused on one specific shooting, but on the injustice against African-American men in the country.

The impromptu protest started around 11 a.m. and ended voluntarily around 5:45 p.m. when a minor traffic accident occurred. No one was injured in the accident, but the group decided in the interest of safety to disperse and meet up later for a discussion about the future.

We understand that conversation continued at Alabama A&M at the wellness center, and the public was invited to attend.

Huntsville Police were on the scene and even stood with the protesters for a short time.

Photo by Natasha Baker

Photo by Natasha Baker