Free hugs event held in Old Town

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – There are many other ways people have shown their support for law enforcement. The next may be the most personal.

Around 100 people showed up Wednesday in Old Town for the Free Hugs to Stand United in Love event.

The organizers say they just wanted to bring smiles and love to the city of Wichita.

“We’re accepting anyone, doesn’t matter what side of the fence you’re on regarding how you feel about what’s going on in America right now,” said Taishma Owens-Council, co-organizer.

“People our age just constantly repost stuff on Twitter and Facebook, but they don’t do anything about it, and we strongly feel that if you want to see change sometimes you have to be the change,” said Ashlyn Sullivan, co-organizer.

Several members of local law enforcement showed up. Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter and Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell attended the event

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