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Toppenish's 5th Annual MLK March Draws Hundreds

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TOPPENISH, WA. -- People marched down the streets of Toppenish Monday for the 5th annual Martin Luther King Junior walk in the Yakima Valley. 


There were local high school bands, plenty of signs and a truck playing famous moments from some of Doctor King's speeches. We spoke with one marcher who shared why he believes this day is so important. 


"Minorities keeping our dream alive," Gerardo Galindo said. "And continuing to share that. Making sure that we're all apart of that."


"There's a lot of people of color who wouldn't be in their position right now, of leadership, if it hadn't been for the work that he put in and a lot of other people put in," organizer John Cerna said. 


Monday's walk traveled through downtown Toppenish and ended at the middle school. 



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