Memphians to walk in solidarity after election outcome

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- As the signs fly, so do the emotions.

"Of course, fear is the root of a lot of other demons so it's definitely not a surprise that we see protests popping up all across the country," said activist Devante Hill.

Nationwide, people are hitting the streets to protest the outcome of the election.

Some cities have erupted into violence, while Memphis has remained calm.

Hill is the one who organized the protest on the bridge back in July. He said violence doesn't pair with protesting for purpose.

"We've gotta learn to pull the two away from each other. There are those who will be unlawful and that's unfortunate because it hurts the cause more than helps it."

He said there aren't any protests in the works right now as long as city leaders continue to work with our community.

"Our city is not a reflection of what's happening across the country."

But after seeing the upset in Memphis, Evan Mann planned his own event- the Memphis Walk for Solidarity.

"It was an idea to say you know 'I see you and I'm here with you and I want to help you however I can. I want to support you. I want to listen to you.'"

People are expected to gather here at the Court Square Center around noon Saturday, offer support and then walk the one mile down to the Civil Rights Museum.

"I hope it'll be a seed for cooperation for growth and for goodness," said Mann.

Everyone's invited to come walk in unity and show that Memphis is a city of love, no matter people's differences.

For more information on the event, click here.


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