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Mitt Romney Joins Evangelical Racial Justice March in DC

Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile helped organize Sunday’s event, which drew hundreds of participants.
Mitt Romney Joins Evangelical Racial Justice March in DC
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Utah Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney joined demonstrators against racial injustice on Sunday in a march to the US Capitol that was organized by evangelical Christian activists, telling reporters he was attending the demonstration to help “end brutality” before adding, “Black lives matter.”

Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who has spoken often of his faith, also tweeted out a picture of himself at the Faith Works march below the caption “Black Lives Matter.”

The day before, Romney had tweeted an image of his father, George W. Romney, then governor of Michigan, participating in a civil rights march in the 1960s.

Romney’s office declined to comment regarding his decision to join the demonstration, or if his faith played a role.

Sunday’s ...

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