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Native Americans March for Peace

Carrying signs that read “Pray for Homeless Natives,” “Stop the Violence!” and “Racism Kills,” about 150 people, mostly Native Americans, participated in a peace march Friday morning on East Central Avenue. The rally was held to call attention to the long-standing problem of violence against the homeless, and homeless Native Americans in particular. Many carried signs honoring the memory of Kee Thompson and Allison Gorman, homeless Navajo men who were savagely beaten to death while sleeping by three teenagers last weekend. The peace march was organized by Mary Garcia, executive director of the Albuquerque Indian Center, the starting and stopping point for the march. “The turnout was great,” Garcia said. “All I asked was that this be a ‘peace’ march and not a protest march, and that people write signs with positive messages.”

Source: ABQ Journal