Anti-violence rally planned for Saturday in York City

Sean Philip Cotter

The Stop the Violence group that's held several rallies over the past half a year in York City has organized another one for Saturday afternoon.

Ralliers will meet at 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the United Way building at 800 E. King St. in the city, according to the event's flier.

The attendees will march around the city's east end for the next two hours, according to John Beck, one of the event's organizers. Anyone is encouraged to come and bring signs.

This comes less than a week after a shootout at Girard Park in the city left 25-year-old Wayne Weeden Jr. dead and two others injured. Police seek several men in connection with that incident.

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Beck said in a Facebook message that and other reports of shots fired around the city spurred the group to organize another rally, the first since a vigil near the start of March.

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— Reach Sean Cotter or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.