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Hundreds walk for peace, unity on MLK Day in Desert Hot Springs

Hundreds walk for peace, unity on MLK Day in Desert Hot Springs

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - City leaders and the Martin Luther King Commemorative Committee of Desert Hot Springs hosted its 2nd annual Peace and Unity Walk on Monday. Hundreds of people of all ages linked arms and began the walk at Desert Hot Springs City Hall to Desert Hot Springs High School.

In remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, the walk aimed to improve relations between people of different races and backgrounds, along with governmental agencies such as police and schools.

"I think it's good because it shows respect," said 10-year-old Mia Gonzalez.

The walk symbolized the march that Martin Luther King Jr. led across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama in 1965.

"In times like this it's important to remind the children it's not always about color. It's not always about where you come from, it's the opportunities ahead of you," said Dominique Thornhill of Desert Hot Springs.

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