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'Power to the People Protest' held at Big Spring Park

Leaders mention on July 4th that 'America was born', but 'freedom was not born'.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Protesters took to the streets at Big Spring Park East to stand against police brutality and systemic racism.

Dozens attended the 'Power to the People Protest' on Independence Day. Some leaders read the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence, noting that not all people were free July 4th.   

Protesters then marched around the courthouse square and stopped at the Madison County Courthouse in front of the Confederate statue.

Some leaders say today is bittersweet.

"So we have children still in cages. We have people who are incarcerated for little to no crimes. Some are even innocent. And so, I can't be fully exuberant knowing that there are people suffering in that way. And that I as an individual, collectively with others can do something about it," says community activist Angela Curry.

People were also registered to vote at the protest.

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