Citizens and local leaders turn out to march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

POSTED: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 5:24pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 5:39pm

Hundreds turned out today for a march to honor the late Martin Luther King, Jr.

It began with a service at the Mount Zion First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. The pastor and founder of the Living Faith Christian Center, Bishop Raymond Johnson, led that service.

Mayor Kip Holden, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White were just a few of the local leaders on hand this morning.

After the ceremony, the group walked down Government Street to the Baton Rouge River Center in a peace march.

“Because we have a different dynamic today, I think many of our young people need to revisit these things,” stated Johnson. “Not on just a message of non-violence and getting something done, but respect for each other.”

The march ended at the River Center with words about King's legacy and a voter registration drive.

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