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East side march calls for peace in the streets

Posted at 11:33 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 23:33:27-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Since violence erupted on the city's east side this week, police, church leaders and community members have been pleading for peace in the streets.

That effort continued Friday evening as dozens marched near East 30th Street.

Soon the city's youth will be out of school and away from that structured environment. School and faith leaders know that means more time for them to choose right from wrong.

It could also put more kids in harm's way, if the trend of violence continues.

Just this week, five people were shot on the east side. One was killed.

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Dozens gathered Friday to pray at the KIPP Indy Public School building.

Then, with posters in hand, they walked the streets calling for safer days ahead.

See more from the march in the video player above.