Nearly 800 People Fell Victim to Chicago’s Gun Violence In 2016. Now, Hundreds Are Marching to Honor Their Lives.

Atlanta Black Star

Hundreds of people marched along Chicago’s Michigan Avenue Saturday, Dec. 31, bearing crosses with the names of the nearly 800 victims lost to the city’s gun violence in 2016, CBS Chicago reported. Street violence skyrocketed in the Windy City last year, and now city locals have vowed to do all they can to combat said violence in 2017.

“The last day of the year, we will remember all of who’ve been shot and killed in 2016 [and prior],” said Rev. Michael Pfleger, who helped organize Saturday’s memorial.