The objective was to promote tolerance between people from different backgrounds, religions, and beliefs. Members from the American Values coalition highlighted that one of the most characteristic things of the United States is its richness in diversity and invited Americans to embrace it instead of fighting it.
The protesters chanted against discrimination and carried banners and posters showing their support to the Muslim community.
Right next to them, separated by a group of police officers, a group of King’s supporters also rallied, but in favor of the hearings.
In the end, despite the tensions between both groups, there were no incidents.
Here are some photos from the protest: