Approximately 1,000 Chicago residents carried crosses symbolizing those who died in the city’s raging violence during a silent protest New Year’s Eve.
Each 3-foot cross bore the name of a person who had been shot in 2016, one of the city’s most deadly years in decades, reports NBC News.
“This is a Chicago problem,” Rev. Michael Pfleger said. “The reason we’re on Michigan Avenue is because this is a Chicago problem. And until everybody in Chicago decides it’s their problem we’re not going to end it.”