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Demonstrations continue in Mount Vernon

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MOUNT VERNON (WSIL) -- Protesters were out for the second straight day in Mount Vernon Monday.

At Times Square Plaza, dozens gathered to rally against racial prejudice. The organizer told News 3 the protest is about peace and educating people.

Every hour on the hour they will lie on their backs and conduct a few moments of silence.

The other participants said this is a time to speak up about what's happening in the community.

"We want our men to come home, our sons to come home, our daughters to come home. We want the injustices to stop. We don't to be killed and we're unarmed," said organizer Sarah Buckley.

"I'm happy to be able to stand up for something that I believe in. We've had racial tension her in Mount Vernon and in America as a whole. So this is our opportunity to be seen and hopefully get some change," said participant Myeesa Jones.

The organizer also said they will march every other day, except for Friday and Saturday.

Maya Skinner

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