UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – Chants of “black lives matter to white folks” could be heard from the sidewalks of the Delmar Loop on Saturday afternoon.
A group of about three dozen marched and handed out literature in support of their cause.
Margaret Johnson with the University City Action Network organized the march.
Johnson says they’ll be taking their message to the city council, starting this upcoming week, “The northern ward is mostly African-American and of lower socioeconomic status than the south ward, which is mostly white. We want the city to collect data, so we can see if the resources are actually being equitably distributed.”
Johnson says they’ll also be calling for citizen input on the selection of a new police chief in University City when the current one retires at the end of the month.
On the handouts distributed Saturday, the movement calls for a “Black Out Friday” on October 21st, asking supporters not to spend any money that day. Then it wants them to shop only at black-owned businesses on “Buy Black Saturday,” October 22nd.
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