Hundreds march to stop the violence in St. Louis

4 years 1 month 4 days ago Saturday, August 15 2015 Aug 15, 2015 Saturday, August 15, 2015 6:01:59 PM CDT August 15, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Several hundred people turned out for a march to draw attention to killings throughout St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Saturday's Stop The Violence march included Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden. Brown's shooting death came after a confrontation with a police officer in Ferguson and sparked a year of demonstrations.

Another mother, Shirley Washington, pulled a wagon with a makeshift casket symbolizing her son's 2006 shooting death.

The Rev. Calvin Scott, of Believers Temple Church, joined in on the march along with his wife, Deborah Scott. He said he hoped the march would send a strong message to anyone committing violence to "stop the senseless killings of our young people."

This year was particularly violent in St. Louis, with police reporting at least 126 homicides so far.

 

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