- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Director Spike Lee held an anti-gun violence march instead of an afterparty following the New York premiere of his new film “Chi-Raq.”

About 150 activists, including Rev. Al Sharpton, joined the filmmaker Tuesday night in Manhattan where they gathered outside a midtown theater and marched several blocks to Times Square.

Most of the activists wore orange beanies, the color symbolizing gun violence awareness. They shouted “put the guns down” and “save our babies.”

Lee told the crowd that “we have to let Chicago know we love them and support them.”

“Chi-Raq” explores the issue of inner-city violence in Chicago.

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