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Peace Walk In FDL Draws Over 500 Supporters


Young and old alike converged at the corner of Johnson and Main Sunday afternoon, united in a common goal of finding peace during a time of turmoil. The Peace Walk attracted over 500 people that made the trek from Johnson and Main, west to the TJ MAXX parking lot. 

Event organizer Moe Craine said the walk was a way for people who are in pain, to have their voices heard. Craine says despite what has been going on across the country, he's very proud of how the residents of Fond du Lac have made their voice heard, responsibly. Craine also said he's proud of the relationship he's had with the Fond du Lac Police Department, and that there's a "good group" of officers making up the Police Department. 

Theodore Strong also helped coordinate the walk, and said the walk had one main goal to accomplish, and that was to "show people that there is a united front, between all races, police, everybody. We're all together in this, this is our world, this is our city. We're all in it together." The Peace Walk was the second event to take place at the corner of Johnson and Main in Fond du Lac. A Silent Protest took place earlier in the afternoon, drawing approximately 200 participants. 

Comments 5
Frank Bejamesky commented on 01-Jun-2020 08:50 AM3 out of 5 stars
Meanwhile 19 killed and 82 injured in random and targeted gunfire in Chicago this weekend. But no big deal right? One would think not only would this be news but something would be done about it. Might I add this area has some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S. But it continues every weekend. No press. No action.

Anonymous commented on 01-Jun-2020 09:52 AM3 out of 5 stars
The Reporter showed pictures of about 40 to 50 protesters - why do you say there where 500?
Katherine commented on 01-Jun-2020 10:56 AM5 out of 5 stars
For anyone wondering why KFIZ is reporting higher numbers, its because they were there the whole time documenting it. The Repirter photographer didn't seem to show up until we were marching back to the starting point- most people had rides waiting for them by the mall area. So by then, there were considerably less people.
Reginald Earwig III commented on 01-Jun-2020 11:24 AM3 out of 5 stars
So 90% only did half the walk? Maybe next time they should simply have a lie down protest. Or use cardboard cutouts.
Alice commented on 01-Jun-2020 11:25 PM3 out of 5 stars
I drove by. It was a wonderful demonstration of peace and solidarity. The work of our police protecting all from harm was bar none. They appeared ready to deal with any of the screwballs that might have come along to turn something great into something ugly. Kudos to all.

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