Residents in Holyoke marched from the United Congregational Church on Maple Street Monday as a way to protest a recent outbreak of violence.
Recent shootings in the neighborhood led a group called Holyoke Peace to form and take to the streets.
About 50 people holding signs marched through several blocks of Holyoke where recent shootings have occurred.
Once back at the church, several spiritual and civic leaders spoke to the crowd.
Leaders of the group said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of nonviolence should be embraced by the community. They said they advocate for unity and prosperity, but most of all they demanded peace in Holyoke
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