‘All Lives Matter’ march in Birmingham draws estimated 30,000 people
Tens of thousands of people from all different backgrounds took to the streets of Birmingham together Saturday in an effort to share the message that “all lives matter.”
Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck organized the event, and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Alveda King, was also in attendance. King led at the front of the march, which followed the same route as the civil rights march of 1963, where Dr. King delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech.
The “All Lives Matter” march, which was part of Beck’s “Never Again is Now” campaign to help raise awareness for Christians persecuted in the Middle East, drew a crowd that the Birmingham Police Department estimated was as large as 30,000 people from as far away as China, Dubai and the Netherlands, local media reported.