ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — Activists staged a march for peace and justice in Anaheim Monday, celebrating the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hundreds gathered, preaching a message of non-violence during the four-mile march to City Hall on MLK Day.READ MORE: Family Members And Loved Ones Gather To Remember 10-Year-Old Anthony Avalos Who Would Have Been 13 This Week
Leaders from many faiths involved in the Orange County Congregation Community Organization were among those participating and leading prayer in response to what they call violence across the nation.READ MORE: 2 People Were Critically Injured After A Balcony Collapse In Malibu Saturday; 4 Other People Were Also Transported To The Hospital
“King said if there’s injustice anywhere it’s a threat to justice everywhere,” Rev. Mark Whitlock said. “Anaheim is the crown jewel of Orange County. Yet, we have challenges in Anaheim,” he continued. “Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, whose dream must stay alive…”
While the demonstration was peaceful, many remembered protests against police use of force that turned violent more than two years ago.MORE NEWS: Pursuit Standoff In Covina Comes To An End Without Any Shots Fired
“We need to learn how to love one another,” Pastor Gale Oliver, of the Greater Light Missionary Baptist Church, said.