Rally for peace held to help curb the violence in Charlotte

- It's been a violent 7 months in Charlotte. Local activist have called peace block party rally to help find solutions to the violence. 

"all these murders need to mean something to everyone," "Da Lucky Spot Barbershop" owner Shaun Corbett said.

Shaun Corbett says these murders gets people to talking about the violence but not come up with solution on how to curb the violence.

"It’s always something that someone is saying but what are we doing? Today was a call to action to get all the leaders together to figure out what is the next move, what are we going to do," Corbett said.

People at the rally telling FOX 46 Charlotte these rallies are part of the solution because they bring people together.

"I think we need more economic opportunities. I think rallies are great! It starts with community and then it builds on there with our political leaders supporting the community to add on to the efforts that are being done here on the ground,” South Charlotte resident Brandon Lofton said.

Community activities say it's not just up to local leaders in office but it's your everyday normal people that also need to step up because there is only so much CMPD and the City of Charlotte can do.

"Everyone else works. Everyone else clocks in and clocks out. One thing about the community, we live here. There is no clocking in, there is no clocking out. This thing is all day every day so the community has to come out and support the community," Community activist Greg Jackson said.

"It takes village to raise our children and we are losing our children. As you can see, these kids are becoming younger and younger, between the ages of 18 to 34. So, we are losing our kids before they have an opportunity to live," Corbett said.

While the peace rally is only for one day it doesn’t end there. These community activists say they plan on deploying conflict resolution mediators out to neighborhoods to help people solve their problems before resorting to violence.

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