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Anti-violence march draws 50,000

June 02, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Throngs of ministers, Black Panthers and other black men eager for change marched through a historically black St. Louis neighborhood to protest violence, with women cheering them from the sidelines. The crowd was estimated at 50,000.

As of Thursday, St. Louis had had 61 homicides this year, 15 more than in the same period last year. Marchers and residents watching from doorsteps said they were tired of black-on-black crime and the social ills that feed it.

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