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Thousands take over the streets in San Bernardino and Rally for Peace
By Sentinel News Service
Published October 27, 2016
Downtown San Bernadino (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Downtown San Bernadino (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

One of the largest marches and rallies in the history of San Bernardino was led by faith-based, political, business and community leaders on October 22, in the wake of an unprecedented year of crime and an alarming increase in homicides.

Thousands marched from Ecclesia Christian Fellowship church, 1314 East Date Street, San Bernardino CA 92404, to Perris Hill Park, 1135 East Highland Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92408 in a 2.5 mile commitment that will bring attention to the need for jobs, education and healing.

After the 2015 terror attacks that left 14 San Bernardino residents dead and more than 51 residents killed this year alone, the city has had enough!

The march dubbed, the 1st annual Peace Empowerment Rally, spearheaded by host pastor Kevin Moreland, Worship in Truth Church of God and Christ, focused on three things: the local economy, peace in local neighborhoods and unity amongst all people, religions and communities.

A job and health fair was held at the event to provide hundreds of jobs from employers such as Amazon. It also included free health screening, blood pressure and HIV testing.

Speakers included, Congressman Pete Aguilar, 31st district of California, Supervisor Josie Gonzales, Pastor Joshua Beckley, Pastor Kevin Moreland, Terrance Stone Gang and Drug Task force, mothers and fathers of homicide victims from Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino, Law Enforcement, and others.

 

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