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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Hundreds march to stop the violence in St. Louis

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Hundreds march to stop the violence in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several hundred people have turned out for a march to draw attention to killings throughout St. Louis. The Post-Dispatch reports that Saturday’s Stop The Violence march included Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden. Brown’s shooting death after a confrontation with a police officer in Ferguson sparked a year of demonstrations. Another mother, […]

Hundreds march to stop the violence in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several hundred people have turned out for a march to draw attention to killings throughout St. Louis.

The Post-Dispatch reports that Saturday’s Stop The Violence march included Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden. Brown’s shooting death after a confrontation with a police officer in Ferguson sparked a year of demonstrations.

Another mother, Shirley Washington, pulled a wagon with a makeshift casket symbolizing her son’s 2006 shooting death.

The Reverend Calvin Scott, of Believers Temple Church, joined in on the march along with his wife, Deborah Scott. He said he hoped the march would send a strong message to anyone committing violence to “stop the senseless killings of our young people.”

This year has been particularly violent in St. Louis, with police reporting at least 126 homicides so far.

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By Colin Jeffery

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