'Emergency' York City anti-violence rally planned

Julia Scheib

In the wake of Saturday's shooting, which left 18-year-old Shyhiem McDowell seriously injured, York City activist John Beck and other concerned community members are planning an "emergency" anti-violence rally.

About fifty people march Salem Avenue area of York City during a "Stop the Violence" rally, Sunday, January 3, 2015. (John A. Pavoncello - The York Dispatch)

On Friday, Jan. 15, marchers will meet at 4 p.m. in Continental Square and will march to the southeast, arriving at Girard Avenue at about 5 p.m. Marchers will walk down George Street, turn left onto East King Street, turn right down Broad Street, turn left down Princess and march the length of Girard, Beck said.

An online flier advertising the event says, "March with us or meet us on Girard Ave."

This will be the fourth anti-violence rally the group has organized, Beck said.