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US Rally with Jacob Blake's family held in North Carolina

04:25  21 september  2020
04:25  21 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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CHARLOTTE, N . C . — Members of Jacob Blake ’ s family attended a rally in Charlotte on Sunday, calling for an end to a “vicious cycle of hate” nearly a Those comments came from Blake ’ s sister, Letetra Widman, as she spoke in front of a crowd of more than 150 people at a park in the city, The

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Members of Jacob Blake’s family attended a rally in Charlotte on Sunday, calling for an end to a “vicious cycle of hate” nearly a month after Blake, a Black man, was shot seven times by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 26: Demonstrators protest the shooting of Jacob Blake on August 26, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A police officer shot Blake seven times in the back in front of his three children. The shooting sparked three consecutive days of rioting in the city.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) © Getty KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 26: Demonstrators protest the shooting of Jacob Blake on August 26, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A police officer shot Blake seven times in the back in front of his three children. The shooting sparked three consecutive days of rioting in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Those comments came from Blake’s sister, Letetra Widman, as she spoke in front of a crowd of more than 150 people at a park in the city, The News & Observer reported.

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Members of Jacob Blake ' s family attended a rally in Charlotte on Sunday, calling for an end to a "vicious cycle of hate" nearly a month after Blake , a Black man Those comments came from Blake ' s sister, Letetra Widman, as she spoke in front of a crowd of more than 150 people at a park in the city

CHARLOTTE, N . C . (AP) — Members of Jacob Blake ’ s family attended a rally in Charlotte on Sunday, calling for “If some of us do not count, none of us counts,” Jacob Blake Sr., a Charlotte resident, told the crowd on Sunday. “I refuse to accept the fact that in 2020 I have to prove my son is a human being.”

“I’m tired of this vicious cycle of hate,” Widman said. “I’ve been Black for 31 years and I still can’t figure out why that makes people mad.”

Her brother has been paralyzed from the waist down due to the shooting, which was captured on video and posted online, sparking several nights of protests and unrest in Kenosha since Aug. 23.

“If some of us do not count, none of us counts,” Jacob Blake Sr., a Charlotte resident, told the crowd on Sunday. “I refuse to accept the fact that in 2020 I have to prove my son is a human being.”

Two other Black men who died in Charlotte four years ago, Keith Lamont Scott and Justin Carr, were also remembered during the rally. Scott was fatally shot by a police officer and Carr was killed during a protest following Scott’s death.

The crowd then marched to a Black Lives Matter mural in the city.

Mike DeVaul, a YMCA executive in Charlotte who grew up with Blake Sr., says Jacob Blake Jr.'s life is still a cause for celebration. “We should celebrate the fact that he is living,” the newspaper quotes DeVaul as saying. “not dead as so many others are.”

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