Irvington community gathers for peace rally

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INDIANAPOLIS, In  (Sept. 7, 2014) –Faith-based leaders on Indy’s east side have had enough with crime.

Close to 100 people gathered Sunday at the George H. Julian School for a peace rally.   Those who attended say they don’t necessarily have the answers to stop the violence, but they are tired of seeing it destroy their community.

“We recognize the problem, we watch the news enough, you see enough bad stuff and you say I ought to do something about it”, says Marland Pittman, who attended the rally.

Leaders with the Irvington-Association-of-Ministers say they knew they had to do something after the death of Officer Perry Renn and the violent crime of the east side.

People from all denominations attended the event. They held signs with anti-violence messages and took time to pray for peace.