(KING) Hundreds of people gathered at Washington’s Bothell United Methodist Church Saturday ready for a run in support of Black Lives Matter.
“Everyone should have the opportunity to wake up and go on a run and not be worried about their lives,” said Molly Hill, who came to participate in the run.
The idea came to be when Rue Khosa posted on the Bothell Community Facebook Page about her worry for her husband’s safety.
“My husband had just started running. So, I put up a post on our community group saying, ‘Hey if you see a black man running at 5:00 o’clock in the morning he’s not running away from anyone or anything. He’s just trying to get fit and run back to his family’… and then this happened,” Rue said, gesturing to the crowd of people that gathered outside the church.
Comments of support on Facebook turned into an organized event titled the Black Lives Matter Run Club.
“We’ve been silent for a long, long time, and it’s our time to stand up and make a change,” said Hill.
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