There’s hope in the youth right here in Columbus.
We have seen many kids witnessing history and what taking action for change looks like with their parents. We have seen kids holding up banners, and participating in protests across the globe.
A 9-year-old right here from Columbus, OH is going viral after a video showed her speaking to a crowd of protestors. Misty Johnston brought both of her daughters, Aubrey and Brooklyn Johnston, to the protest on Sunday. She recorded her Aubrey speaking to the crowd with this simple message, “If I get it you should too.”
“I’m like I really need to get over there and express my feelings so I don’t need to say it all up in my head; it was really sad to say it and it’s very sad to see all these people here protesting,” Aubrey said.
Her mother said she is extremely proud of both of her girls for doing the right thing and fighting against police brutality and racism.
“My heart melts it really does but it also breaks at the same time, you know we live in a world where not everything is right and I’m so incredibly proud that my girls took a stand,” Misty said.
“It’s just sad how we have to do this, we should just let them have freedom,” Brooklyn said.
#SayHerName: Black Women And Girls Killed By Police
1. Pamela Turner1 of 14
2. Korryn Gaines2 of 14
3. Yvette Smith3 of 14
4. Miriam Carey4 of 14
5. Shelley Frey5 of 14
6. Darnisha Harris6 of 14
7. Malissa Williams7 of 14
8. Shantel Davis
8 of 14
Protest Held In Brooklyn At Church Ave Over Police Shooting Of Shantel Davis pic.twitter.com/pivdRC8FRU— Luna (@TheLunaInverse) July 14, 2016
9. Rekia Boyd9 of 14
10. Aiyana Stanley-Jones10 of 14
11. Tarika Wilson11 of 14
12. Kathryn Johnston
12 of 14
Atlanta now says will release police reports on Kathryn Johnston shooting and one other to Citizen's Review Board. Board chair is shocked.— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) July 7, 2009
13. Kendra James
13 of 14
Memorial planned to mark 10-year anniversary of Portland police fatal shooting of Kendra James: http://t.co/TmzUNsT5WP— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) April 30, 2013
Columbus 9-Year-Old Goes Viral After Making Speech At City Protest was originally published on mycolumbuspower.com