NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Organizers of the biggest Black Lives Matter protest held so far in Nashville organized another one for the Fourth of July. 

The group, consisting of six teens called Teens 4 Equality, brought over 10,000 people to downtown Nashville on June 4.

They brought together another large crowd Saturday in downtown Nashville and the protest came after Gov. Bill Lee announced a plan to create police reform in Tennessee. 

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Saturday's rally began at 4 p.m. at Bicentennial Mall State Park. Those participating in the march were also given the opportunity to register to vote. 

Demonstrators marched to Legislative Plaza, where they created a memorial for victims of police brutality. 

Once the memorial was created, demonstrators held a moment of silence to honor the victims. They then met up with demonstrators who have been protesting at the State Capitol for over two weeks. 

A goal for this rally was to make the Fourth of July "look a little different this year."

After the rally had ended, some demonstrators who stood by the Capitol joined other demonstrators who had been there for over two weeks. 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol tells News4 the Capitol grounds were clearly marked closed with digital signboards and even paper signs saying Capitol grounds were closed. Despite warnings from troopers via bullhorns saying to leave the property or else they'd be arrested, some demonstrators moved the barriers leading to the Capitol grounds.

Demonstrators also started throwing water and other items at troopers.

In all, 55 demonstrators were arrested for criminal trespassing; one of them was a juvenile who was released to his parents. 

Metro Nashville Police say, however, that no officers made any arrests during Saturday's rally. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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