Latest on church shooting: Hundreds rally in Charleston

Hundreds of protesters walked down the streets of Charleston, chanting “Black lives matter” and “We can’t take it no more.”

The peaceful march complied with police requests to reroute and ended as planned at the Daughters of the Confederacy building, where the group hung a banner with the names of the nine people shot to death in a massacre at a black church, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal. Among the speakers was the Rev. Waltrina Middleton, a cousin of the Rev. Middleton-Doctor, who was slain. “My ancestors were trotted through this market, their bodies on the ground of this Meeting Street, this marketplace,” she said. “To know the trail of blood flows from here, it flows straight to Mother Emmanuel, it breaks my heart.”



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