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Community members spread awareness for Black Lives Matter movement at "Roll to Erase Hate" event in San Luis Obispo

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 19:11:37-04

Several community members hopped on bikes, skateboards, scooters and roller skates to bring awareness surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.

People gathered at Mitchell Park Saturday for the "Roll to Erase Hate" event and made their way through the downtown San Luis Obispo before ending outside the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse.

The peaceful protest included a rally featuring DJ Brotha 'C' and local youth organizers.

Event organizers say the purpose of the event was to support Black people and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

"Today we're here to build community cooperation. We're gonna fight racism together, and as an ally, I wanted to do something to support my black brothers and sisters and the LGBTQ community because Black trans lives matter," said Annie Turner, an event organizer.

The peaceful protest was one of many other "Roll to Erase Hate" events hosted worldwide.