Around 400 people made their voices heard to support the Black Lives Matter movement and work to stamp out injustice across the country on the Covington Square in Newton County on Tuesday. The crowd was not only diverse in race, sex and age but also featured local leaders and law enforcement. Chairman Marcello Banes and Commissioners Stan Edwards, Demond Mason, Nancy Schulz and J.C. Henderson all attended the rally to show their support for justice for all and their community. When the city briefly closed off the streets for protesters, Newton County's commissioners not only stood by the demonstrators but marched side by side with those making their voices heard epitomizing the county's rallying cry of #OneNewton. The protest in Newton County occurred without violence thanks to the collaboration of local leaders, the Newton County Sheriff's Office, the Covington Police Department and event organizers.