For the fifth straight year, local Shia Muslims, many of them carrying flags or signs denouncing terrorism, walked from Ann Morrison Park to Islamic Center on Orchard Street.
According to event organizers, the event honors Imam Hussein (AS), who was martyred 1,400 years ago when he gave his life for the Islamic ideals of freedom, justice and human rights.
"I know there is a lot around Islam, the negative picture," said Asaad Zangana, with the Imam Hussain Islamic Center. "We want to show the right picture about Islam and Imam Hussein (AS). [He] sacrificed himself for justice, sacrificed himself for human rights. When we remember Imam Hussein, he inspires us to do good."
The march was one of many to take place all over the world to mark Arbaeen, the 40th day after Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his faithful companions in the 680AD Battle of Karbala.