WASHINGTON - Rev. Al Sharpton was in Washington D.C. on Monday to host the Thousand Ministers March for Justice.
Sharpton said he began planning the march months before the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, but stated the events there and clashes over removing Confederate monuments underscores the importance of the march.
“When you see people marching through Charlottesville, 54 years after King’s dream, marching through Charlottesville shouting Jews will not replace us, it’s time to march again,” Sharpton told FOX 5. “When we see people convicted of racial profiling being pardoned, it’s time to march again.”
Monday’s march marks the 54th anniversary of King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Sharpton said the group plans to march from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to the Department of Justice beginning at about 12:15 p.m.
In the video player above, watch Rev. Al Sharpton’s interview with FOX 5’s Steve Chenevey.