Protesters march in Englewood

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ENGLEWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – Protesters in Englewood marched in the memory of George Floyd and a friend who died earlier this year on Friday.

The event was organized by four teens.

“We want to bring the community and hopefully shed light and bring justice to the situation and get the word out,” organizer Payton Runyon said.

“We just want to spread awareness, like, get the city to know that we’re actually fighting for something. Black lives matter. And just, to beat the system that’s been oppressing our people for over 400 years,” said organizer Caysean Hayes.

During the event, participants began their march at Centennial Park and traveled down Union Boulevard toward Cedargate Apartments, where 18-year-old Kareena Broski was shot and killed.

“She was one of those people when you walk into room, you’d know she’s there,” organizer Bryce Asher said. “She was always vibrant.”

The investigation into Broski’s death continues and no arrests have been made so far.

The protest was peaceful with volunteers to make sure the demonstration was safe.

“We’re here today in support of the community,” Street Souljas supervisor Merphie Frazier said. “We’re walking with them making sure everything goes right. We like to secure it.”

Englewood Police were notified of the protest and will blocked off roads as demonstrators passed through.

Once protesters marched to the police station, they took a knee for nine minutes.

“We need to stand in front of our friends and people of color and put our hands up and protect them from the fight and the pain that’s coming against them and allow them to use their voice when they’re not able to use it,” protester Lilyn Azbell said.

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