Hundreds attend first "peace walk" to take a stand against violence

By: Jordan Vilines Email
By: Jordan Vilines Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington city leaders and community members are taking the issue of violence into their own hands by participating in "peace walks" around the city.

Hundreds of folks showed up for Saturday's peace walk as a way to take a stand against the recent violence that has been rampant in Lexington.

The peace walk route started at Duncan Park, continued onto Ohio Street, Chesnut Street, Pemberton Street and eventually ended at the park.

Saturday's peace walk was the first of four walks.

The Lexington Division of Police's "We Care" movement joined forces with the community to participate in peace walks which will take place every Saturday evening through August 2nd.

The "We Care Peace Walks" were announced at Duncan Park on Thursday, shortly after Lexington's 11th homicide of the year was reported.

Each of the four marches will be geared toward a specific group.

If you're unable to attend the peace walks, you can still participate by sitting on your porch with your porch light on while the peace walks are taking place.

A meeting to discuss future peace walks will be held Monday, July 14th at the public library in downtown Lexington.

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