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Community Rallies Together For Peace Through Prayer Walk

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Posted at 4:30 PM, May 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-18 17:30:50-04

MILWAUKEE — Community members gathered together to walk, rally and pray for peace in the City of Milwaukee Saturday afternoon.

The Fifth Annual International Payer Walk started at Faith and Hope International Ministries. Dozens of participants walked from the church down to Good Hope Road, chanting "stop the violence" and "save our children."

"We must come together and help each other out. It’s going to take everyone," said Deacon Marvin Taylor.

The event was originally started by Tracey Dent five years ago, now seventeen countries from around the world participate in the annual walk.

"We have to all band together. Prayer and action works hand-in-hand," said Dent.

The walk comes just days after a 6-year-old boy was shot while sitting in a car. He is the 13th child to be injured by gun violence this year.

"No child should get shot and no parent should have to deal with that," said Dent.

District Attorney John Chisholm said as the summer months approach, it is important to call for peace out on the streets, for the safety of the community and the children.

"Unfortunately the innocent ones are the ones that suffer far too often because people are reckless and why anyone would endanger the life of a young person like that, it can’t be explained but our goal is to prevent that," said Chisholm.