Rally with Jacob Blake’s family held in Charlotte

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Charlotte, North Carolina skyline. (Photo: Pixabay)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Members of Jacob Blake’s family attended a rally in Charlotte on Sunday and called for an end to a “vicious cycle of hate.”

The News & Observer reports Jacob Blake’s sister, Letetra Widman, made those comments as she spoke in front of a crowd of more than 150 people in the city.

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Blake, a Black man, has been paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot seven times by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

His father, a Charlotte resident, also spoke at the rally, and the crowd then marched to a Black Lives Matter mural in the city.