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Group of moms organize family-friendly anti-racism rally in Bountiful

Posted at 9:55 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 23:55:38-04

BOUNTIFUL, Utah — Hundreds of people of all ages spent their Friday night at Bountiful City Park for a "Friends for Justice" rally.

Anti-racism starts at home, said Rachel Oberg, one of the event organizers — which is why a group of moms decided to host a rally where their kids could come, learn and everyone could stay socially distant.

“We want to have a movement where people can come together and be safe and kids are welcome to be a part of it,” she said.

People of all ages sat around making signs supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, while listening to music and speakers.

Singer/songwriter Gray McKenzie said it was truly incredible and humbling to see Utah step up and support the movement.

“We talk whenever it’s not happening about the day that it happens, and it’s here and it’s almost like asking what happens when you get your dream come true, I don’t know,” he said.

Police officers and the mayor attended the rally as well.

“We want to build a community where police and people of color live together in a positive way,” Oberg said.

People took their signs and marched around the park to show their support.