On Friday an east Lubbock neighborhood drew some demonstrators and leading the group was Lubbock City Councilman T.J. Patterson. The group took to the streets in a march against drugs, gangs and violence. The march started at the corner of Zenith and East Bates.
Councilman Patterson has been leading these marches since 1996. Patterson believes the gatherings help bring attention to the crime problem while giving residents the hope that one day they can overcome it.