MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The parents of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
shooting victim held a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday afternoon.

It started outside the high school in Parkland around 3 p.m.

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Manuel and Patricia Oliver organized it through their charity called, “Change the Ref.”

Demonstrators say Parkland is an important place to hold a demonstration because of the political movements started there.

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“Parkland has been a political epicenter of activism ever since the Douglas shooting and it’s only right that we talk about how Black Lives Matter at a place where gun violence took the lives of so many. These issues are intersectional, they overlap, and it’s important to talk about all of them,” said Kayla Gardner.

A Blue Lives Matter counter-protest was also going on across the street.

Protesters held signs against the Black Lives Matter movement and in support of police.

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However, the group agrees there needs to be some sort of police reform.