‘Stand Up To Violence’ rally protests shooting in Allerton

The president of the 49th Precinct Community Council, Joe Thompson, at the megaphone, during the rally.
Photo courtesy of North Bronx Health Network

The Stand Up to Violence program, a program that seeks to stop gun violence in local communities, held a rally on Allerton Avenue on Tuesday, September 23. SUV visits communities after violence caused by guns happens to bring awareness and draw attention to the issue. They host events within 72-hours of a shooting in most cases, and employ mediators and outreach personnel that help stop any retaliation and ease tensions. Clergy from all over the borough attended the gathering, as did Senator Jeff Klein.

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Rev. Que English of the Bronx Chirstian Fellowship speaks during the rally, as demonstrators hold signs urging an end to gun violence for the sake of innocent children.
Photo courtesy of North Bronx Health Network

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