STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) – The Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the Poor Campaign has held an anti-hate protest at the Augusta County Courthouse.
It was a peaceful protest with remarks from Chapter President Linda Revis. Revis said she hopes the event will raise awareness of the issues facing her community.
“I hope they start to wake up. I hope we can reach other people through peaceful protests and educate and have conversations, ”Revis said.
The protest ended with participants waving signs saying “Black Lives Matter” and “We will not be silent”. Revis made it clear that there had to be changes in her community and said she was protesting because she was tired.
“We are tired of the system from local level to national government. We are tired of systems. We are tired of the programs and policies that keep the poor in poverty. We are tired of the justice system, ”Revis explained.
Revis said that while the protest may not be the best place to have the necessary conversations, the protest can still raise awareness of the issues.
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