Family of Blaine Fisher gathers to protest at the courthouse

NOW: Family of Blaine Fisher gathers to protest at the courthouse

GOSHEN, Ind -- Today, the family and friends of Blaine Fisher gather outside of the courthouse for a peaceful protest, while waiting for charges to be read to Ronnie Hapner.

The 18-year-old had support in true fashion with those who watched him grow up.

The protest was done in honor of Blaine Fisher who lost his life in a hit and run accident that took his life and seriously injured his best friend, McKade Nielsen.

"I kind of just lost all feeling. I went blank. Couldn’t even really cry about it just because I refused to think it was real." said Blaine's friend, Joshua Turley.

Friends and family arrived at 8:30 a.m. and the crowd continued to grow with dozens of people supporting Blaine for hours throughout the day.

The mother of Blaine made it clear that this is exactly what she needed. 

To see his friends and support system showing up for him, as he would for them.

"The kids listened. They want justice for Blaine. They want justice for McKade. And they did it the right way. They did it without violence and hate. They did it with genuine community and in the best of spirits." said mother of Blaine Fisher, Jennifer Fisher.

The family will be hosting a memorial service in honor of Blaine on Friday, June 11th, from 5-9 p.m.

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