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Peaceful march goes through parts of downtown Des Moines

Hundreds of people took part in the "I Am a Man: Peaceful protest and march" event Wednesday evening.

DES MOINES, Iowa — A large and well dressed crowd gathered for a Black Lives Matter sponsored march through parts of Downtown Des Moines on Wednesday. 

The group started near the Polk County Treasury building on Court Avenue and marched to the Des Moines police station. The group then continued their march to the Capitol building.

“I am a man: Peaceful protest and march” happening now in downtown Des Moines.

Posted by We Are Iowa Local 5 News on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The event was about breaking stereotypes and showing the community that these black men and women are not just athletes or entertainers, but real people with families. 

This was a main reason for the formal attire they chose to wear Wednesday evening. To show strength and portray a powerful message in a peaceful and professional manner. 

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