Lubbock L.A.S.E.R or Lubbock Activists Striving to End Racism held a "Blackout of Justice" Saturday.
The peaceful demonstration was at the County Courthouse, where attendees advocated for justice for people of color.
Attendees said they want to garner meaningful action against racism, a topic that has become discussed more after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others.
"Fourth of July is a national holiday that does overshadow so many holidays for indigenous cultures and oppressed people," activist Vega Von Wulf said. "So we wanted to take this time while were celebrating America's many freedoms that we also want to stand out and stand up for those who don't have those same freedoms."
Activists said part of their goal is to create solidarity during a time when tensions surrounding racial injustice are so high. They say, from here on there will "be no victims, only victors."