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Sun May 21, 2017, 04:20 AM

Black Lives Matter march draws more than 100 to downtown Houston

Shouts of "Black Lives Matter!" echoed down Houston streets Saturday during a spirited solidarity march ending outside City Hall, where activist Ashton Woods announced his intention to run for City Council in 2019.

"It's time for new people to be in office. It's time for new people to take the helm and to protect people who are marginalized and on the fringes," he said in an interview before the rally. "As you can see, new fringes are being created every day."

Saturday's event - scheduled immediately after an earlier protest targeting the so-called "sanctuary cities" law - started at Discovery Green before the group of more than 150 marchers set off down Walker.

Waving signs and holding banners, protesters shouted, "This is what democracy looks like," and, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, killer cops have got to go."

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Black-Lives-Matter-march-draws-more-than-100-as-11161750.php

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