Marching against violence - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Marching against violence

MADISON (WKOW) --  Dozens of people on Madison's southwest side say they're tired of violence and will take a step toward stopping it in their neighborhoods.

Almost 50 people took to the streets there Saturday afternoon. It's a response to the multiple incidents of gun violence in the past couple months. Organizers say putting an end to violence starts with a proactive response.

Shantea Cook says, "If you dont start in your neighborhood nobody will hear you. So we have to be in the neighborhood where the violence is a continuing problem, and on the news, so people can see and know that we want to change."

Representatives from Madison's southwest side, a couple women's social clubs, as well as numerous church community members marched down Raymond Road.

Organizers hope to make the march an annual event.

Powered by Frankly