South Bend leaders March Against Violence
South Bend city leaders and members of SAVE South Bend led a march against violence Friday morning.
The march began at the Martin Luther King Jr Center and ended at Huey and Smith street.
"It takes all of us, every system, every member of the community," said Aja Ellington of S.A.V.E. "We have to get out of the “mind our business” mentality because our babies our dying daily."
Mayor James Mueller and Police Chief Scott Rusczkowski both participated in the march and called for the community to be more active in ending violence.
"You tell your kids, our community members two things, 'I love you,' and 'no' and mean no," said Ruszkowski No, you take, you can’t break, and you can’t kill. That is a very simple message, mean that 'no' and mean that 'I love you.'"
"This march shows the resolve of the community and that our community is united in purpose to end gun violence in South Bend," said Mueller.