On Wednesday afternoon during one of the hottest days of the year so far, about 250 people walked from Fauquier High School to Eva Walker Park in Warrenton in what organizers called the Black Lives Matter Peace March.

Lasting a little more than an hour, the event was organized by local high school students to spread a simple message: black lives matter, too. The overwhelming majority of marchers were young people, though a few parents and teachers joined them.

After several speakers addressed the assembled crowd after they had reach the park, the event concluded with a minute of silence.

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