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Community Groups Rally Against Gun Violence

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Local community groups came together Saturday to hold a march and rally against the recent rash of gun violence in the City of Pittsburgh.

They marched in the rain, but it didn’t seem to matter.

“We’re tired of burying our children,” said Adrienne Young, the organizer of the march.

They march because young people are dying in a senseless barrage of bullets over turf wars and drugs. Sometimes there’s no explanation at all.

“This has been a very, very… summer full of carnage,” said Young. “And each community has been hit by this carnage.”

The march ended with a rally in Market Square where a young man told a tale of two cities.

One is a safe, family-friendly city. The other is a place where the shooting of young African American males is nearly epidemic.

“There’s a city of hopelessness; there’s a city of lack of education, lack of desire to get an education. There’s a city of lack of trust,” he said. “And people are wondering why our kids our killing each other.”

They say they’ll hold more marches in the future in the hopes that community pressure can stem some of the deadly violence.

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