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DAY 11: Protesters gather at Martin Luther King Jr. statue in North Las Vegas

Organizers encouraged everyone to vote
Posted at 9:40 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 02:54:26-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Dozens gathered near MLK and Carey in North Las Vegas to continue a discussion of change and injustice Sunday night.

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“The same battle my mom and dad fought in 1960, we’re fighting in 2020,” says Henry Thorns, attendee. “I’m tired of fighting”

Organizers say the message behind the protest was to encourage folks to get out and vote because Nevada’s primary election is Tuesday.

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“We opened it up to the public for any candidate that wanted to come out and speak, so the people can get to know who they are,” said Thorns.

Attendees included Belinda T. Harris, running for North Las Vegas Justice Court Department Three.

“We have people who are judging people who have no idea of the challenges and experiences that the people who are coming before them face,” says Harris.

Sunday marks the 11th day of Black Lives Matter protests in the Las Vegas valley.

Attendees encouraged everyone to get registered to vote.

“Brothers and sisters, we have to go out and vote, our vote does count,” says Lester Johnson.