A group of clergy and religious leader have formed a new association aimed addressing Albuquerque police shootings and the ongoing protest in the city.
Rev. Angela Herrera, an assistant minister at the First Unitarian Church and a member of the group, said Wednesday that religious leaders were inspired to organize because of the police shootings and "the dehumanizing tone" of the protests that have followed.
She says the group hopes to offer a safe, nonviolent place to grieve the fracturing of Albuquerque. The group is sponsoring a prayer and meditation service on Tuesday at First Unitarian in attempt to mend the community.
The move comes days after more than two dozen demonstrators stormed the mayor's office and held a sit before tactical police arrested protesters.
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