Topeka teen organizes peaceful rally at Statehouse
Tuesday Night, about a hundred people gathered at the state capital and marched down Monroe street to peacefully protest at the Brown V. Board historic site.
The protest was organized by Topeka High School junior, Mina Gutierrez and her father. Mina says she was inspired to organize a peaceful protest after recent events.
“The first night they did protest, I really wanted to get really involved with that because it’s really important especially for our community we need something here. I want people to know that there is a problem just because it might seem perfect or fine it’s not fine we need to make it better"
They marched to bring attention to systemic racism and protest against police brutality and calling attention to the deaths of George Floyd, Rayshard Brookes, and Dominique White.
Mayor Michelle De La Isla, Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran, and several Topeka Police Officers joined the march and talked with the protesters one on one after the rally.