Kalaila Rollins was still wearing her blue school uniform and backpack as she led a protest through the Liberty Square housing project in Liberty City.
“We demand, justice. We demand justice,” she chanted.
Kalaila is 11 years old. A dozen of her mostly elementary school-age friends and some adults joined in her chants.
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The injustice she is rallying against is the inability to play outside without the fear of getting shot.
“One time I was outside playing and a green car pulled up and I saw the guns and they just started shooting,” she said. “I actually saw it with my own eyes and I had to drop on the floor and crawl inside my house. What if something happened to me?”
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