Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Activists Emphasize Love at Demonstration Focused on Race and Policing

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Activists Emphasize Love at Demonstration Focused on Race and Policing

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A two-man demonstration held Wednesday emphasized love as the key factor in quashing racial tension and violence by and against law enforcement officers.

Activists Sonny Scroggins and Derek Phillups, with Black Lives Matter and Bias Busters of Kansas, spoke from the steps of the former Sumner Elementary School, 330 S.W. Western Ave.

We are all part of one race called mankind and the only way to stop violence is to come together with the same goal of peace and harmony, Phillups said.

Phillups also called on people to turn to God, engage in dialogue and use their energy to build up their communities.

"People's hearts have to change," he said.

Scroggins said good police officers need to step forward to eliminate bad police officers. He suggested that Topeka police could take steps to prevent racial profiling. …

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