Group of attorneys hold Black Lives Matter march in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Dozens of attorneys took to the streets near the Broward County courthouse and jail on Friday in Fort Lauderdale.

They said they were there to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement and to demand racial equality in the judicial system.

One of the demonstrators was Josiah Graham, a trial attorney at Kelley Uustal and former prosecutor. If Graham looks familiar, it’s because he was also a contestant on the 13th season of the Bachelorette.

Graham shared his perspective as an attorney and as a young man who grew up in Fort Lauderdale. He said the systemic change can happen from within.

Also in Fort Lauderdale, religious leaders held a group prayer. In Davie, about 50 marched around Broward College. In Weston, hundreds of students met outside the public library.


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Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.