Speaker Chants 'Down, Down USA' at Million Man March Anniv Rally in DC
Thousands flocked to Washington's National Mall on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.
The event called "Justice or Else!" focused on justice for minorities and was organized by the march's original founder, 82-year-old Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Some speakers made controversial statements, including one woman who led a chant of "Down, Down USA!" (VIDEO) and a Nation of Islam member who referred to police as the "Blue Klux Klan."
Rev. Jeremiah Wright--the ex-pastor to President Obama who once preached "God damn America!"--also spoke.
Wright said "Jesus was a Palestinian" and alluded to Israel's "apartheid wall" while comparing "the youth in Ferguson and the youth in Palestine."
Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., appeared on "Fox and Friends" to respond to some of the vitriol.
The civil rights activist acknowledged America has problems with race, poverty and other issues, but said there are solutions and that she doesn't want to see the country go down.
"We must now build up America, not tear down America," King said.
King said that police officers need to "re-humanize the people they are sworn to protect," but that not all of them are racist "pigs."
Asked what MLK would say about the march, King invoked her uncle's message of nonviolence: "We must learn to live together as brothers (and sisters) or perish together as fools."
She says Dr. King would encourage everyone to see each other as part of the same family because that's what makes the country strong.
Watch the full interview above.