An equally large march from downtown Santa Rosa to the Sonoma County Sheriff's department was held the previous day on October 29.
Organizers described the unity march in an event announcement as follows: "This event hopes to bring together the diverse communities of Santa Rosa for a massive demonstration of unity against police brutality, gun violence, and racial profiling in our neighborhoods and a call for justice in the brutal slaying of Andy Lopez. Together we can create change and make Santa Rosa a safe and just home for ALL of our children. This march and vigil will be a continuation and culmination of the many protests, actions, demonstrations taking place around Santa Rosa. We will continue until there is justice for Andy Lopez!"
A video of Andy Lopez's aunt speaking at the unity march (in Spanish) can be seen at:
La tía de Andy Lopez en el centro de Santa Rosa