ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Almost 200 individuals walked through Robbinsville Township late Saturday afternoon as part of a "Peace March" to speak out against racial discrimination.
In speaking with TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville, organizer Kiran Agrahara said the march started to be organized on Wednesday morning with his neighbor and others wanting to "have something led by residents. We are doing this on our own irrespective of faith or politics. We will remain united and respectful."
The crowd ranged in age with many young adults and some families bringing children to respectfully participate and listen.
The march began at the Robbinsville Municipal Building and traveled though Town Center then down Washington Boulevard to the Foxmoor Park pavilion. At the end of the march, individuals spoke about their personal experiences and the need to end discrimination against minorities.
One young man said "I am angry. I don't want to admit that I am angry though. I don't want to feed into the stereotype"
Agrahara said the group respects law enforcement and the community is "lucky to have the Robbinsville Police Department."
"We have no inclination of anything wrong with our Robbinsville police. We support them and hope to for years to come," said Agrahara.
Members of the police department were on-hand to ensure the safety of the participants and community.
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