Anti-violence rally set for Friday
In light of York City's most recent shootings, the city's anti-violence group will hold another march Friday.
The march will start at 6:30 p.m. at Continental Square, which is at the intersection of Market and George streets, and go to the intersection of South Pine and East Princess streets, according to the event's Facebook page.
One of the organizers, city activist John Beck, said the march is in response to the recent shootings in the city. He said he has not been able to plan many marches recently, but the shootings have pushed him to create another one.
"It's just time to do more. I've had enough. I'm stepping up to the plate again. Too many people are getting hurt or killed," Beck wrote in a Facebook message.
Since Aug. 6, eight people have been shot in York City.
"I just keep seeing the shooting tally rise, and it's unacceptable," Beck said.
He also said those who are interested may bring candles and stay after the march for a candlelight vigil.
For more information on the group, check its Facebook page.
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