Mother who brought children to protest disappointed

Posted at: 03/31/2014 6:03 PM
Updated at: 03/31/2014 10:14 PM
By: Jen Samp, KOB Eyewitness News 4

One woman who participated in the first part of the protest Sunday said she was disappointed to see what happened later in the day.

She added she actually took her four kids to the protest so they could learn about the first amendment and peaceful protest.

Six-year-old Elizabeth took part in her very first protest. "We've been walking and showing people that we want justice," Elizabeth said.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 asked Elizabeth's mother, Stephanie Muho, what she would like her kids to learn in this process. "There is a peaceful way to get a point across when you think change should be made," Muho said.

Muho said she brought her four children to yesterday's protest against APD to teach them the practice of free speech.

Muho's son, 12-year-old Damion White, said he caught a glimpse online of James Boyd in the foothills and drew it on his poster.

Muho said she had no safety concerns at the protest earlier that day. Her two-and-a-half-month-old-baby even slept through the majority of it.

Even event coordinators were optimistic of a peaceful demonstration.

But the peaceful event took a turn with a second wave of protestors.

The family left well before the chaos, but Muho said this is not what she intended for her children or her community.

Many people from the afternoon protest told KOB they left once they noticed a new crowd of protestors showing up.