Two groups organized Sunday afternoon adding to the calls for change and stressing the fact that Black lives do matter.

Organizers for the “It Ends Now” rally at First Ward Park said the goal was to show leadership by the church. Hundreds of people marched through Uptown Charlotte before circling back to First Ward Park.

Blocks away, a group of college students assembled at Romare Bearden Park to march through Uptown Charlotte as part of the T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E protest. During the peaceful march, protesters stopped Uptown and knelt for nine minutes — the length of the video showing George Floyd handcuffed on the ground with a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on his neck.  Read our full story.

Photos by Joshua Galloway