- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A motorcade has made its way across Detroit as part of an anti-violence demonstration.

The procession of vehicles left the Grand River and Livernois area late Sunday afternoon and ended at Martin Luther King High School, where a rally was held.

The event drew the support of several local funeral homes, whose directors told The Detroit News (https://detne.ws/22l5a8x ) they are tired of burying victims of gun violence. Hearses and motorcycles from local clubs were part of the procession.

The Rev. Ovella Davis, an event organizer, estimated more than 300 people participated.

In 2012, then-Detroit Mayor Dave Bing proclaimed the 22nd of each month as “No Violence Day in Detroit.” The effort was sparked by concerns about homicides and other violent crime in the city.


Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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