EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI)-There was a march to end violence in East St. Louis overnight Friday into Saturday. More than 150 residents turned out to take a stand against violence. They met at an East St. Louis church at 11:00pm and walked spreading their message to three high-crime housing complexes.
“Take pride in the east side. Do your part. When you say do your part, that means everybody doing everything they can to live a peaceable life and to lead others in that very same direction,” said East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks.
Mayor Parks says there will be more marches to come.