The first attempt of nonviolent protesting was in Selma, Alabama on March 7th, 1965, also known as "Bloody Sunday." The protest was lead by SCLC's (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) Hosea Williams and SNCC's (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) Chairman John Lewis. They and over 500 people marched from Brown Chapel to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, approaching Montgomery, along Highway 80. When the marchers went towards the bridge, they were ordered to stop by law enforcement. The marchers continued and were attacked with whips, billy clubs, tear gas and more. Several were injured marking this day "Bloody Sunday"; it was only the first of the marches on Selma.