Hundreds March to the State Capitol to Protest Police Violence

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SACRAMENTO-- They're passionate, frustrated and taking action. And they're only 18.

"This is the time, this is the time to act and to be aggressive, and this is the time to be aggressive peacefully," said Brianna Cormier.

Cormier and Jamejha Hall say they were inspired to do something after getting frustrated over last week's deadly police shootings that killed Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

"If we don't get this message out, it's gonna continue to happen, and if we don't speak out then it's gonna go hushed and it's gonna be pushed aside," said Hall.

Cormier and Hall joined other activist groups and community members for a silent march.

Dressed in black with red paint on their hands, they helped lead the group from Crocker Park to the State Capitol.

"We all have a part in sharing the same blood that has been shed, so we just wanna raise up and represent that enough is enough," Cormier said.

Strength in numbers and strength in silence.

This group rallied against police killings as frustrations and tensions remain high around the country.

"I feel like there's nothing we can say that any other protester, any other organization, any other activist hasn't already said to highlight the injustices, the police brutality that black communities face," said Cormier.

The event was not affiliated with Black Lives Matter Sacramento.

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