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Stop the Violence March and Rally Set for Saturday

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A march and rally against crime and violence is planned for tomorrow in downtown Erie. It is the 5th annual march organized by Mothers Against Teen Violence.
 Last year, the march was held at Presque Isle. But tomorrow's rally will be held in Perry Square starting at 11 am, with the march traveling to Dobbins Landing and back.
 The event comes after a string of recent shootings, bank robberies and other crimes in Erie. Organizers say people need to work together to try to stop the violence.
MATV Founder Sonya Arrington said, "I'm hoping that Perry Square is packed. And I am pleading with everybody in our community. This is not a one person issue. This is a community issue. We all need to stand our ground and take back our streets."
 Both Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County District Attorney jack Daneri will speak at the rally.
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