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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- After the march on the bridge this past summer, protesters met at a church in Raleigh to talk to city leaders about the problems they faced.

That meeting didn't go well and Tuesday night's meeting wasn't much better.

About 100 people, mostly from a church and community group in Frayser, came to talk to city leaders about their concerns about crime and gang violence with young people.

“We're going to work with young people to show them ways to go about doing things,” said Michael Rallings, Memphis Police Director.

“Don't let this be just about us. Lets make sure we work together to make sure the education increases,” said Stephanie Love, SCS board member.

The group Black Lives Matter had a lot to do with the protest across the bridge, but this time police officers fired back saying they're feeling judged by the actions of a few.

“It was not us. One individual did something terribly wrong. Why should a whole institution pay for this? It's not right. It's not fair,” said Tyrone Currie with the Memphis Police Department

The message was positive.

Tim Yancy said he got good information but told WREG hardly no one was in the room other than police and church groups.

“Only reason we knew, we saw police and walked up the street to see what was going on,” he said.

Still the mayor said the night was a success.