Dozens gather in Bangor to put an end to violence

3rd annual end violence rally and march

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Dozens of people gathered at the West Market Square on Saturday to help put an end to violence across the state.

The 3rd annual end violence rally is part of a larger non-violence campaign across the country. There are over 600 actions across the country this week in recognition of the international day of peace.

Multiple vendors handed out pamphlets on how to be more understanding and accepting of others. The rally's organizer says events like this helps bring people closer together.

“It's so important to raise awareness about issues of violence in the times we're living in, people are feeling powerless to do something about the epidemic of violence,” she said.

The three-hour event concluded with a march around the downtown area to gain more supporters.

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