Rally against gun violence, to honor victims held in New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — An anti-gun rally was held in New Haven Sunday afternoon. Organizers with the local organization ‘Ice the Beef’ said it’s a chance to march against violence and honor those who lost their lives to gun crime this year.

It started at 2 p.m. in the rear parking lot of the Stetson Library on Dixwell Avenue. They Marched from there to the New Haven Green where speeches were made in honor of those lost.

RELATED: ‘A parent isn’t supposed to bury their child’: New Haven mom wants justice for daughter who was shot, killed in bed

During the event, green and white balloons were be released in memory of Kiana Brown who was killed by a stray bullet earlier this month while staying at a friend’s house in New Haven. Green and white were her favorite colors.

Reverend D’Hati Burgess, Kiana’s uncle told News 8, “Words of my brother is that he just wants this to be over, but in all actuality, it will never be over. A parent should never have to bury a child. A parent doesn’t have children in hopes of burying them. So this is a difficult tragedy – devastation – that has happened.”

Ronisha Moore with ‘Ice the Beef’ added, “We have come as a community to tell people to put down the guns. People keep shooting people and it’s not right. People are dying at a young age and it’s wrong.”

RELATED: ‘Ice the Beef’: Group against youth gun violence helps family of 19-year-old killed in her sleep in New Haven, plans march

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