Funeral directors hold anti-violence rally in Chicago

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A group of Chicago funeral directors and morticians held a “Stop the Violence” event with a symbolic visual Sunday.

The 50-hearse procession started at the Harold Washington Cultural Center and ended at Kennicott Park, just blocks from the location where Hadiya Pendleton, 15, was gunned down in January.

The procession was organized in an effort to keep the focus on finding solutions to gun violence.

“The blood of our future is literally flowing down the sidewalks and the streets of our communities,” said Gloria Driver, President of the Illinois Select Morticians Association. “We don’t enjoy burying our children.”

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