Protesters gather in Durham for Sandra Bland

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Sunday, August 2, 2015
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A group rallied for Sandra Bland, the woman found hanged in her cell in Texas last month

DURHAM (WTVD) -- Protesters gathered in downtown Durham on Saturday afternoon for Sandra Bland, the woman found hanged last month in a Texas jail.

Demonstrators walked from the bull statue to the Durham County Jail as part of a "Black Lives Matter" rally.

Bland's death has sparked protests around the country. Many have disputed how it happened and alleged racial violence against Bland, 28.

Since Bland's death, five other women have died while in police custody.

Family members of local prisoners claim detainees are being treated inhumanely, and are only being let out of their cells for a few hours a week.

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