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People in CSRA and around the world unite for a cause through marches, media

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Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 10:51 PM EDT
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- After days of unrest around the world, and voices echoing loud through our community. The world took to social media in a blackout to pause, reflect and learn.

"Hate comes in all colors, but so does love," said Larry Fryer, founder and CEO of Global Race Unity Inc. "There can be love if they're willing to do it and to hold and forgive and help one another."

It's what the Rev. Fryer does best. Along with preaching, he's the founder of Global Race Unity, an organization dedicated to fighting racism.

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"Person of every race, stand up, you have to make a difference, do things in your community together, stop being divided," he said. "Where we fail is, once this comes down, we stop. That's our problem. We wait and when it comes down and everything is alright now, we go our merry way. We can't do that!"

Over in Aiken, people are hoping to spark change. People of all races, ages, and professions came together for an open conversation, and even local deputies got involved.

"Now is the time to speak up, now is the time to right the wrong, it's not black versus white, it's right versus wrong and you have to stand up for what you believe in," Makenzie Johnson, organizer of the gathering.

"Today our goal is to come together as a community, discuss ideas, hear testimonies, and just spread awareness," Johnson said.

And whether you march, write letters or post on social media, you're a part of a moment in history.

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