The city of Rochester is seen April 29, 2020. (EMC file photo)

The city of Rochester is seen April 29, 2020. (EMC file photo)

Marches and rallies focus on stopping violence in Rochester

Uniting and Healing Through Hope of Monroe County will host two marches and rallies in Rochester as part of the Stop the Violence Campaign.

The group comprises such community members as Monroe County legislators, Rochester City Council members, Rochester Police Department officers, leaders from local faith communities and volunteers. According to the group’s website, the collaboration formed out of a need to provide additional support to city residents in 2020, such as emergency food distribution.

Marches and rallies are scheduled to take place at following locations:

Northeast City March & Rally

Saturday, June 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11 a.m Assemble at David Gantt Recreation Center

12:30 a.m. March concludes at Hudson and Clifford avenues

A rally takes place at Martin Luther King Memorial Park after the march at 353 Court St. in Rochester.

Southwest City March & Rally

Saturday, June 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9:30 a.m. Assemble at Thurston Road and Brooks Avenue

11:30 a.m. March concludes at West Main and Reynolds streets

A rally takes place at Martin Luther King Memorial Park after the march at 353 Court St. in Rochester.

For a map of march routes or more information, visit www.unitingthroughhope.com.

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