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Doctors Join the Protests in Support of Black Lives, Calling Racism a Health Crisis


Photo: Doug McSchooler/For IndyStar

Indianapolis doctors and medical professionals have joined the protest movement in support of black lives. About 1,000 protesters, proudly wearing their white coats, gathered outside of Eskenazi Hospital on Wednesday evening.

They didn't come to represent specific hospitals or their employers but instead focused their demands on what they say are their industry's shortcomings.

"We're here today because systemic racism is a public health crisis, and we want to take a stand against that," organizer Crystal Azu said.

Azu, a physician in Indianapolis, said planning for the protest started ...