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Waco residents walk to promote healing

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Published: May. 31, 2020 at 10:47 PM CDT
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A peaceful demonstration took place in Waco Sunday night. Organizers called it the "Waco Walk for Healing."

The walk started here at the McLennan County Courthouse and ended at the fountain outside of City Hall. They walked the path of the Jesse Washington lynching to promote healing.

"I've really recognized that the anger and the outburst and the frustration that we see is because we don't have a chance to heal," said Gary Wardlaw, a mental health professional.

Gary and his wife Brittney organized the demonstration. He says they've experienced trauma over the last few weeks, most recently because of the death of George Floyd.

"We need to be able to heal from the years and years of racism," added Gary.

When the walk ended, prayer began."I think tonight's proved volumes that there is hope in this community," said Brittney Wardlaw.

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