More than 100 people sent out a resounding call to end violence in the community during a peace march Thursday night.
The march, held in the Decoto neighborhood, was put together by Congregations Organizing for Renewal, the Human Relations Commission and Our Lady of the Rosary Church in response to recent violence in the community, including a double homicide on 11th Street last month.
“I feel that when tragedy hits our community, we must all gather together in support of those that lost their loved one and unite to represent that we stand together in these tragic times,” said Yesenia Molinar, one of the march organizers. “Violence affects us all and many of us have endured the pain that violence causes.”
The march began at OLR then proceeded down 7th Street to E Street, then to 11th Street, where a prayer was held for Daniel Garcia-Sanchez, 21, and Carlos Estrada-Partida, 18, were senselessly shot and killed on 33400 block of 11th Street on Aug. 25.
Community leaders, including Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci, school board trustee Michael Ritchie, Senator Ellen Corbett and city staff, participated in the march.
A news crew from KTVU 2 was also there. Watch the KTVU report here.
See photos from the march above, courtesy of JJ Amaya.
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