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Video: Evanston anti-gun violence march

The Evanston community marched against gun violence Saturday as police roll out a new strategy for the summer and City Council prepares to debate an assault weapons ban.

More than 100 people showed up for the mile-long procession, which shut down the 5th Ward’s busiest streets as it made its way from Faith Temple Church, 1932 Dewey Ave., to Evanston Township High School’s football stadium, 2313 Church St. The march was led by Carolyn Murray, a vocal advocate for gun safety since her 19-year-old son Justin was shot to death last fall.

Speaking to march participants as they gathered in the church’s parking lot, Murray said she suggested a more understated event to highlight gun violence in Evanston to police Chief Richard Eddington, but he disagreed.

Read more about the march against gun violence.

Patrick Svitek

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