“All Lives Matter” group gathers on University Drive

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Protesters gathered on University Drive today to promote the importance of all lives.

Protester Traenia Campbell said, "We don't want to put a specific name on it, because we get so embattled down on names and titles, and that's not what this is about.  This is about equality, and recognition."

She believes more communication with law enforcement is vital. "That's what we need is communication, we don't need violence, nobody's asking for violence, violence only begets more violence, and that's not what we're looking for, and that's not what we're asking for," said Campbell.

Najee Wilson said he wants people to know these protesters are going against stereotypes, saying, "On the street corner we have activists, we have business owners, we have tax-paying citizens, we have sole proprietors, college students, you know learned young men and women out here, so we're more than what the media portrays us to be."

Another protester, Terry Willis, said their demonstration on Sunday was color blind. Instead, it's all about awareness.

"As people are driving by, I see a lot of Caucasians hitting their horns and putting their hands in the air, because we all should unite as one, not a race thing, because it shouldn't be black, it shouldn't be white, we all come together as one and then we will see change," he said.

Protesters say they will continue with the demonstrations until they are heard. Two more protests are planned for Monday. One will be in the same spot on University Drive and Wynn Drive. The other one will be held at Athens State.

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