x
Breaking News
More () »

Local 5 - weareiowa.com | Des Moines Local News & Weather | Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Black Lives Matter hosts community cleanup, celebration

Des Moines Black Lives Matter organized the event.

DES MOINES, Iowa — A community celebration was held Thursday night on Des Moines' east side.

Des Moines Black Lives Matter hosted "Pick up, Put up", and event at Sheridan Park.  

It was a community cleanup and celebration of Black lives.

"It just makes me happy to know that people are supporting us and that they're not afraid to show that they support us by putting it in their yards," said Jassma-Ray Johnson. "So it's good."

RELATED: Man sells BLM yard signs, donates proceeds to Black organizations

RELATED: 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' Black national anthem hymn ignites hope across nation