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North Charleston community marches against violence

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Community members gathered in North Charleston for a march against violence in the wake of three murders in the city in the past two weeks.

The Charleston Farms community has been plagued by violence.

People of all races and backgrounds marched in an event held by the Unity Prayer Alliance, standing in solidarity against the violence they’ve been seeing.

Pastor Thomas Dixon was one of the people that rallied on Saturday.

"If we want to protect our community, we’re going to join together and we’re going to report crime when we see crime,” he said.

Two of the recent murders happened just a few blocks apart of each other in the Charleston Farms neighborhood.

People took the time to remember 19-year-old Henry Trey Norris who was killed in a shooting on Tuesday night. They also stopped at a memorial for 16-year-old Michael Allen Green, who died following another shooting on April 12th.

Many people at the march said this is the time, more than ever to make sure these tragedies don’t happen to other families. They’re asking the rest of the community to pick the signs, get involved, and fight for change.

“Our goal is to make every community safe. We as a team can make it a better place," North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said.

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