WASHINGTON (WJLA) – With the theme “Justice or Else,” hundreds of supporters of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, and others rallied at Metropolitan AME Church in downtown Washington, D.C. Wednesday afternoon.
The reason for Farrakhan’s appearance was to announce his 20th anniversary “Million Man March” to be held in October.
A big focus of his speech today was about the murders last week of the nine black church members at Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel AME Church.
Farrakhan used the words “snake” and “skunk,” to describe the Charleston shooter, Dylan Roof.
Today’s rally came days after a racially mixed crowd packed into the same Metropolitan AME Church last Friday to mourn the deaths in Charleston.
The members in today’s crowd belong, predominately, to the Nation of Islam, and were there to greet their leader.
“Its black lives that are being slaughtered,” Farrakhan told the crowd.”We know what justice is: it’s fair dealing; it’s the law that distinguishes between right and wrong.”
Farrakhan announced his march will take place on October 10, 2015. The Reverend Willie Wilson, of DC’s Union Temple Baptist Church, who helped organize the 1995 March, said this one [the march] will be different.
“It’s not about just black men,” Wilson said, “But [about] black men, women children, Latinos, Asians, and Caucasians.”
Watch the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan interview on #JusticeOrElse! – the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March, slated for 10-10-15 in Washington, D.C.