A large group of protesters decided to march, and walked all the way from the streets of Baltimore to the streets of the nation’s capital, Washington D.C..
According to recent reports, the group started off on Sunday and are expected to wind up at the White House as part of the initiative to raise awareness about community violence.
The Washington Post says that theanti-violence group of marchers consists of just over 40 people, who started the grueling walk around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, taking some rests here and there.
“The work to reduce violence is not going to be comfortable, it’s not going to be convenient, it’s not going to be a luxury activity, but it’s something that we have to do,” organizer Munir Bahar told WUSA 9.
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“We need men specifically to get off the couch, to get involved in these young people’s lives in the community and really take it as a personal thing,” he added. “Take ownership of the violence. Take responsibility for your own community and step into these young folks’ lives; be the intervention that is needed to really guide them away from making these life-altering decisions.”
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