Hundreds attend annual Stop the Violence, Start the Peace Rally

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Stop the Violence, Start the Peace Rally (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Support the Port had their 3rd Annual Stop the Violence, Start the Peace Rally Saturday.

Support the Port is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance and provide a renewed sense of community ownership for underserved communities. The event was held at Portia Hines Park, where hundreds of community members came out to enjoy food, music and activities.

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The founder and event organizer Cedric Harrison said he is happy to be a part of something like this.

“Right now I’m not able to enjoy the moment, but Sunday or Monday when the smoke clears and everything is all said and done, [I’m] hoping I’ll be able to feel the inspiration, you know all the successfulness that came with the event,” Harrison said.

Harrison said each year the rally continues to grow and he hopes it is even larger next year.