Hundreds attend "Stop the Violence" rally - WRBL

Hundreds attend "Stop the Violence" rally

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - A group of activists took to the streets of Columbus Saturday afternoon to call for a stop to violence in the community. The rally brought young and old people alike to mourn the loss of several members of the community who were shot to death, and march on their behalf.

The group marched from the Michael Fluellen recreational center to 7th and Coolidge Avenue where David Scott was killed a couple of months ago. Scott's sister, Shavon Tolbert, organized the event.

"As a community, we all can take our community back. We have have got to stand together and people are showing that they're willing to stop the violence," said Shavon Tolbert.

Tolbert was pleased with the turnout as hundreds listened to the message of family members whose loved ones were killed. Tolbert says the "Stop the Violence" rally will be a yearly event, but her organization "My Brother's Keeper" will be doing a lot for the community throughout the year.

Naomi Keitt

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