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Thousands Flood The Streets Of Selma To Honor Landmark Anniversary Of March

  • March 07, 2015

The streets of Selma, Alabama, were packaged on Saturday with thousands of people who trafficked to a tiny city to commemorate a 50th anniversary of a ancestral impetus for voting rights.

Large crowds collected around a Edmund Pettus Bridge, that outlines a plcae where internal activists, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., were pounded by military on Mar 7, 1965. Officers used rip gas and billy cubs to overpower a marchers, and a day after came to be famous as “Bloody Sunday.”

President Barack Obama is approaching to broach remarks on Saturday

The city will also horde a array of events honoring a anniversary. Meanwhile, thousands of citizens, polite rights activists and politicians — from as distant as California

Check out a large crowds collected in Selma this weekend in a photos below:

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