PHOTOS: DC Prayer Walk for Peace and Justice draws hundreds

The historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, hosted a Prayer Walk for Peace and Justice in downtown D.C. along with the NAACP on Sunday, June 14.

See photos of the walk below.

Photos by Shannon Finney, shannonfinneyphotography.com.

The historic Alfred Street Baptist Church, in Old Town Alexandria, hosted a Prayer Walk for Peace and Justice in downtown D.C. along with the NAACP on Sunday, June 14.

The march went from the National Museum of African American History and Culture to Black Lives Matter Plaza.

Reverend Dr. Howard-John Wesley, pastor of the Alfred Street Baptist Church, welcomed hundreds of marchers, including regional and local ecumenical believers and leaders, along with national faith leaders.

The hosting organizations said they would ask Congress to hold a national conversation on racial justice and equality in America, as well as full implementation of the Voting Rights Act of 1964.

The groups also want the policies of the Eight Can’t Wait movement to limit police violence implemented, and call to classify the mistreatment of Black people as a human rights violation.

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