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Names of victims of racial injustice written in chalk on South Bend sidewalks

NOW: Names of victims of racial injustice written in chalk on South Bend sidewalks

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Black Lives Matter in South Bend organized a “Chalk the Sidewalk” event which honors black men and women who have experienced racial injustice and police brutality.

The purpose of the event is to commemorate and cherish their lives, especially those who have been killed at the hands of police.

People who participated in the event gathered at the County City Building in South Bend Wednesday evening to write down the names.

Joseph Lee, a Black Lives Matter activist, said what he wants to unite the country and change things for the better.

"It's time to plot, plan, organize strategize and mobilize," Lee said. "Here I am, I'm mobilized. I want all of us — black, white, Hispanic — everyone needs to come together and take this opportunity to see real change in this country."

The event was peaceful, and there are more events scheduled for this week that are focused on speaking out against racial injustice.

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