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Hundreds march through Downtown to pray for change

Posted at 8:34 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 20:34:02-04

CINCINNATI — Hundreds of people from more than 50 churches marched through Downtown Saturday afternoon as part of the Unified Cincy Prayer Walk.

Organizers of the event, in association with Unified Cincy, said they wanted to bring people together to fight against inequality and injustice and to provide an opportunity for hope and unity amid the racial tensions across the country.

"Something has to happen when the kingdom of God prays," said Paul Booth Jr., a pastor with Legacy Pointe Church. "So we came today to pray. But our prayers must prompt us to action."

Several congregations from across the Tri-State came together to form Unified Cincy and now more than 50 churches participate. The group began with a worship service at Yeatman's Cove before embarking on a prayer walk that ended at Fountain Square.

Organizers said one main goal of the prayer walk is to bring together people of all races and all backgrounds, to stand together against injustice.