Kids march to 'Increase the Peace, Stop the Violence'

Dozens of students from East New York called for an end to gun violence today during the annual "Increase the Peace, Stop the Violence" march.

BROOKLYN - Dozens of students from East New York called for an end to gun violence today during the annual "Increase the Peace, Stop the Violence" march.

The group started with a march this morning, which was followed by a rally at Gershwyn Park in the afternoon. Organizers say they want all parents to take their children to programs, which can help keep them off the streets this summer and prevent the loss of more innocent lives.

This year's march and rally come after a 19-year-old from East New York was charged with the murder of a teenage girl during a Brighton Beach boardwalk shooting earlier this month.

Vigil held for victim of Brighton Beach boardwalk shooting

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