Hundreds in Anchorage rally for peace in wake of shootings

    Hundreds of people rallied in Midtown Anchorage in the wake of two black men fatally shot by officers in Louisiana and Minnesota and the deadly ambush on officers in Dallas, Texas.

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of people rallied in Midtown Anchorage in the wake of two black men fatally shot by officers in Louisiana and Minnesota and the deadly ambush on officers in Dallas, Texas.

    People lined streets and gathered in the parking lot of the Mall at Sears during the Friday night demonstration organized by Annalisha Jacobs. The Alaska News Dispatch reports that Jacobs told the crowd she was troubled by the shootings and wanted to do something to bring people together as a show of unity.

    People held signs saying "Black Lives Matter," and "Spread Love Not Hate" and cheered as drivers passing by honked horns.

    Other speakers included Anchorage Police Department Chief Christopher Tolley, who encouraged peace and understanding.

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