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Richmond Church Group Walks for Peace, Calls for End of Gun Violence

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    About a dozen people from different churches in Richmond walked the streets late Friday to call for an end to gun violence in the East Bay city. Pete Suratos reports. (Published Friday, Oct. 2, 2015)

    About a dozen people from different churches in Richmond walked the streets late Friday to call for an end to gun violence in the East Bay city.

    In light of the tragic shooting in Roseburg, Oregon this week, Friday's walk took on a whole new meaning.

    Every week the Richmond group holds hands, praying for peace in the city. Friday's prayers felt the different with the country dealing with yet another mass shooting.

    "Our prayers and thoughts are not enough," Rev. Donnell Jones. "We have to roll up our sleeves and change the system."

    Friday's event was called a "cease fire walk." The weekly walk starts at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

    The group walks peacefully around the city with signs, calling for peace and an end to ongoing gun violence.

    The walk has been taking place in Richmond for nearly five years. Organizers said they have never missed a Friday night.

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