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The “March 2 Justice,” organized by the Justice League NYC, started it’s 8-day walk from Staten Island to Washington, D.C. yesterday. The group of activists hope to spread its message on the importance of police reform.

“No change has happened,” said City Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn), who joined the group for the first leg of the journey to Newark.

“We need body cams,” he added, referring to cops wearing personal body cameras. “We also need structural change. While it’s about police reform, we also need to help create change within the communities.”

In an interview with the Huffington Post, one march participant expressed why she was taking part in it.

“I’m tired of seeing all these people that look like me on the news, so that’s why I’m marching,” said Sade Swift, who grew up in Washington Heights, where she says cops often stopped her on the street.

“I was stopped and frisked multiple times because they thought I was a prostitute,” she recalled. “I was 16 years old going to church with a pea coat on.”

The group is expected to arrive in the capital April 21.

Image Credits: AP/March2Justice

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