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Why Triston Harris organized a 1000 Man March in Richmond

Posted at 12:34 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 12:41:18-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Triston Harris said he expected a large crowd to march this Saturday as part of RVA's 1000 Man March he helped organize.

Representatives from Black Lives Matter, Richmond Public School teachers, the LGBT community, church groups, and non-profit organizations will take part in the march.

"We are trying to come together to bring unity in the community," Harris said. "We know change is not going to come Sunday morning when everyone wakes up after the march, we're marching to bring awareness to all different types of things."

Harris said he has worked with both Richmond and VCU Police to ensure a peaceful event.

The march is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Monroe Park. The march will conclude at Maury and 15th Street in Blackwell.