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ALBANY, N.Y. – When Black Lives Matter protesters walked by Anne Dorhamer’s house, she grabbed her walker and spontaneously joined the demonstration.

“Around the corner we hear all this noise and then we look down and it’s, like, wow look at that. And I said I want to be in that, and I just shoved my walker out,” Dorhamer told WHNT.

Dorhamer walked along with the group, pushing her walker along the middle of the road. Protesters gathered around her as the crowd knelt.

Dorhamer has three biracial sons and has had to have difficult conversations with them.

“I’m always learning about ways that I’m taking my white privilege for granted,” Dorhamer said. “So the people to talk to about it are people of color.”

She hopes her participation brings more attention to the need for social justice.

“If it is heartening that some old white lady joined the protest, well, that’s great. I’m happy about that,” she said. “Only thing is I wished they walked a little bit slower because I would have gone farther.”

New York woman with walker joins protest

FILE PHOTO: When Black Lives Matter protesters walked by Anne Dorhamer’s house, she grabbed her walker and spontaneously joined the demonstration.