Hundreds march for peace on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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Hundreds of people marched down Asheville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and into Martin Luther King Jr. Park to mark the civil rights hero’s birthday on Monday.

Click the image above to view a slideshow by Jason Sandford.

Marchers started their procession at Nazareth First Baptist Church. The noon crowd soaked up the sunny, mild day and commemorated the day with music, speeches and a little dancing. The event was also tinged with a somber monetary collection for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

click above for video by Brian Postelle

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One thought on “Hundreds march for peace on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

  1. Marshall "GRANPAPPY" Pyle

    NICE THAT NOT ONE MEMBER OF ASHEVILLES ELECTED OFFICIALS SHOWED UP…FOR THIS PEACE”STROLL”…A MARCH THAT SHOULD HAVE GONE ON INTO THE CENTER OF TOWN.ESPECIALLY SINCE IT WAS SUCH A GOOD TURN OUT.AGAIN…NO BOTHWELL.MANNHEIMER…NO BELLAMY….WEIRD.

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