One participant suffered a seizure, one person had to be treated by EMS after he was hit by a train, but, under bright blue skies and with unseasonably warm temperatures, tens of thousands of people peacefully marched through San Antonio's east side today, in what has been promoted as the largest Martin Luther King Day march in the country, 1200 WOAI news reports.
"The theme for the march this year, is realizing the dream, jobs justice, and freedom," said Bishop David Copeland, who is the march commissioner. "We will be celebrating not only the work and life of Dr. King, but also his beloved communities.
Almost all elected officials of both parties participated in the march, and they were joined by Democratic governor candidate Wendy Davis and lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte.
Also participating in the march were groups representing veterans, social services, and even some employers took the opportunity to recruit during the march.
The march wrapped up at Pittman-Sullivan Park with speeches and words of encouragement.