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This 9-Year-Old Girl Pleads for Change At Charlotte Citizens' Forum

This 9-Year-Old Girl Pleads for Change At Charlotte Citizens' Forum

Nine-year-old Zianna Oliphant stood bravely at the podium of Charlotte City Council's first Citizens' Forum on Monday, the first meeting since the police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Scott.

"I come here today to talk about how I feel and I feel like we are treated differently than other people... I've been born and raised in Charlotte and I never felt this way until now," Oliphant began.

And despite the tears streaming down her face, she pushed to the end with the help of encouragement from her audience members, pleading for change.

"It's a shame that we have to go to their graveyard and bury them. And we have tears. We shouldn't have tears. We need our fathers and mothers to be by our side."

Watch her full speech in the video below.

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