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Teens who organized Nashville march honored by Tennessee House

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Posted at 6:54 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 08:02:27-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee House of Representatives honored six teenage girls who organized a historic march in Nashville to protest police brutality.

Jade Fuller, Nya Collins, Zee Thomas, Kennedy Green, Emma Rose Smith and Mikayla Smith formed the group Teens 4 Equality a couple of weeks ago. With the help of Black Lives Matter Nashville, they organized the protest.

Around 10,000 people marched through downtown Nashville on June 4, peacefully protesting the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police.

One representative said the girls showed the nation how to peacefully express themselves and how much of a voice individuals can have.

Teens 4 Equality is planning another protest on July 4.

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