Black Lives Matter demonstrators rally peacefully

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SAN DIEGO – About 100 people took to the streets of San Diego in a Black Lives Matter movement Sunday.

The large group gathered at 10 a.m. at the Convention Center near 5th Avenue. They listened to motivational speaker Nate Howard and were embraced by San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman.

They marched down 5th Avenue to Market Street before finishing on Park Boulevard.  SDPD officers escorted the group and took pictures as a sign of solidarity.

The event “went smoothly,” according to Cassie Perando, Black Lives Matter San Diego organizer and supporter. “We set a precedent for successful and peaceful demonstrations today- much love everyone!”

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