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'Change the Narrative' rally, march held Sunday in Fishers

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 23:27:20-04

FISHERS — Protests continued this weekend in Indianapolis and the suburbs.

The "Change the Narrative" rally was held Sunday evening at the Thomas A. Weaver Municipal Complex.

Regin Acosta organized the rally and march to protest police brutality and demand justice for black men and women.

"So if we come here, and show them here as well, and not just downtown Indy, it just helps spread the word even more," Acosta said.

Michelle Weber brought her young daughter from Carmel to the rally and march to try to teach empathy.

"We talked a lot about how we would feel if that were happening to us and just putting it on ourselves," Weber said. "It's best expressed by kids. They are innocent -- and they know it's wrong."

About 40 people stood quiet during a moment of silence to remember George Floyd, who was killed while in police custody last month in Minneapolis. Then protesters marched with police along 116th Street in Fishers.

Acosta said her goal was to spark conversations between officers and the protesters.

Fishers Police Department Chief Ed Gebhart talked with protesters, answered questions they had and learned lessons.

"Just communicate. I really think we just need to keep communicating, keep the dialogue moving," Gebhart said. "We're going through policy reviews and looks, just like every other agency. I want the community to be involved in that."

You can watch video from the event below: