Fort Myers residents march to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

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FORT MYERS, Fla. –  People across the nation will honor the man credited as the leader of the civil right movement, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

A multicultural celebration was held in downtown Fort Myers at Centennial Park. Everyone who made it out, were there to honor King’s life and legacy.

Each person at the event has their own story and connection with former civil rights leader, Toyetta Simpson being one of those.

Her son, 5-year-old Andrew Faust, was shot and killed a few months ago. She says it’s days like this, that give her the hope and courage to keep living.

“I’m just out, trying to support my community to let them know that I appreciate the love that they have shown to me,” said Simpson

Fort Myers Chief of Police Doug Baker says the celebration brings together people of all races. He says he’s proud to have the police department involved in Monday’s event.

The celebration will last until 5 p.m.

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