Stop the Violence rally held in Albany

August 05, 2018 06:32 PM

ALBANY - A Stop the Violence rally was held Sunday afternoon in downtown Albany.

People either met up at the corner of Alexander and Clinton Streets or Lark Street and Clinton Avenue and all marched to Washington Park.

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One woman who lost her nephew to gun violence back in 1997 says seeing the recent string of violence in the city leaves her angry.

"The way I can deal with my anger is coming out here and joining people on the street saying stop the violence or getting involved in the community program that can help these young people do something with their life, maybe some of the older people maybe teach them to volunteer somewhere, go help somebody. If you help somebody you ain't got time to harm nobody," Joyce Williams said.

There have been nine homicides in the city so far this year, already exceeding last year.


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