PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peorians marched to end gun violence on Saturday afternoon.
People participated in a group called “Mothers Against Guns” and want people to recognize what they said is a rapidly growing crisis. One supporter said there have been 20 homicides involving guns in the city this year. She said it’s going to take a village to make a change and the march is one way to fight back.
“It allows the enemy to know we’re here as a group and we’re going to stand strong together, and pray for a better outcome than the number 20,” said Sarita Risby.
The group is also planning another walk next weekend on August 8. It starts at Glen Oak Park at 4:30 p.m.