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ATLANTIC CITY — Around 300 people took part in the Atlantic City Peace Walk on Saturday (Jan. 13), to make a statement against gun violence in the historic resort town and promote unity for a safer community.
Participants braved chilly temperatures to walk along Atlantic Avenue from O’Donnell Park to City Hall, organized by the city’s One Neighborhood Evolution Anti-Violence division, in partnership with the Atlantic City Youth Services and Recreation divisions, and other local organizations and groups.
After a violent start to 2024, Atlantic City saw the beginning of four homicide investigations, with two of them linked to gun violence. The Peace Walk aimed to bring the community together to stand up against violence throughout the city.
This event had been scheduled before this recent string of murders as a proactive approach to reduce violence in Atlantic City, but this year’s date had to be changed due to inclement weather.
Photos courtesy of the City of Atlantic City.
City of Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr. participated in the walk along with City Councilmembers Aaron ‘Sporty’ Randolph, Kaleem Shabazz, Muhammad ‘Anjum’ Zia, Bruce Weekes and George ‘Animal’ Crouch, plus Atlantic City Police Chief James Sarkos and other members of the ACPD and the Atlantic City Fire Department.
Additional partnerships for the Peace Walk include the Atlantic City School District, Atlantic City Dolphins, Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, Empowerment Tools Coalition, ASAP Riders and Gentlemen of the Shore MC.
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