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Hundreds march against police using deadly force

Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-20 15:00:20-04

Hundreds gathered in East Bakersfield Saturday for the second annual "Walk for Justice."

Families who have had loved ones killed by law enforcement marched in solidarity, in an effort to draw attention to the amount of people who have been killed by local law enforcement. 

 

Walk for Justice in east Bakersfield

Posted by Jessica Harrington 23ABC on Saturday, March 19, 2016

Some of the families present were in the family of Ramiro Villegas who went by James De La Rosa, Jason Alderman, Daniel Hernandez and David Silva.

The group walked for more than an hour, visiting the locations where some of their loved ones were killed along the way.

At one point, the group shouted directly at California Highway Patrol officers who were controlling traffic as they walked in the street.

"There way too many families going through the same thing that we're going through. It's not fair that we lose our loved ones. They're susposed to serve and protect us. They're not doing that." Said Leticia De La Rosa, Mother of James De La Rosa.

The group said they will continue marching every year until all of their loved ones have justice.