Dothan activist group calls for peace


DOTHAN,Ala. (WDHN) — Protestors in the Dothan community have joined the fight in getting justice for George Floyd.

“The problem is the issue…that it seems to be has existed since the beginning of time,” said Adderly Zimmerman, an event organizer.

As racial tensions plague the nation, a local activist group in Dothan known as Decimate The Hate came together to bring peace and equality.

But not everyone in the community has shared that same view about protesting.

“I’m just totally disgusted with where our country has come to,” said Ronny weed, a local veteran. “This is not representative of the people I grew up with, and I grew up with blacks.”

Justice and equality are what these young activists are calling.

“We want peace,” said Kay Blackwell, a member of Decimate The Hate. “We want policemen to stop gunning down innocent unarmed black men. We want peace. We can’t have this anymore.”

Decimate The Hate members said they are doing their part to raise awareness of social issues in Dothan. Members said they plan to continue that action by helping the homeless later this week.

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