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March against violence being held in capital city

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Hundreds are expected to gather and march Saturday morning in Hartford, all with one thing on their mind, curbing the violence.

Members of Mothers United Against Violence will hold their 8th Annual March and Memorial Rally as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

The event will begin in the city's Clay Arsenal neighborhood at the corners of Main Street and Albany Avenue at 9:30 a.m. where several communities activists and mothers who have had their families torn apart by gun violence will gather.

At 10 a.m., marchers, including family members of gun violence victims, will carry more than 400 crosses with the names of those killed in Hartford over the last 16 years.

They will march to the steps of Hartford's City Hall where a memorial event will take place and the mother's of murder victims will speak.

For more information on Saturday's event, you can visit the groups Facebook page here.

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