Taking Strides for Peace

Published 08/29 2014 10:20PM

Updated 08/29 2014 10:22PM

PEORIA – The Peoria community is demanding peace in its neighborhoods, and residents are walking together until they get it.

 The Peoria Area Community Against Violence held a peace walk Friday night.

It was in the East Bluff Community.

The walk went from Nebraska to Wisconsin, to McClure and Back to Nebraska.

The group is sending a message to gang members and people creating trouble in their streets.

They say violence won’t be tolerated in Peoria.

“We want to make our presence known in the troubled neighborhoods, so that the residents there know that we support them and that we have hope,” says PCAV member Glenn Collier. “That there will be peace and non-violence in their neighborhoods.”

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