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A Call for Peace

Added on by Monica Herndon.

On New Years Day clergy members and other people marched nearly 1.5 miles from Allen Temple AME Church in Ybor City to Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa. The group marched to call out police violence and also call for the peaceful support of police officers. The marchers sang hymns including "We shall overcome," and "This little light of mine."

 (left to right) Reverend David W. Green Sr, pastor of Allen Temple Church, and Reverend Thomas Scott, pastor of the 34th Street Church of God

(left to right) Reverend David W. Green Sr, pastor of Allen Temple Church, and Reverend Thomas Scott, pastor of the 34th Street Church of God

 Participants marched towards downtown Tampa from Ybor City. 

Participants marched towards downtown Tampa from Ybor City. 

 Pastor Moses Brown, of Tampa. As he marched he started singing a variety of hymns including "We shall overcome." 

Pastor Moses Brown, of Tampa. As he marched he started singing a variety of hymns including "We shall overcome." 

 Florida Senator Arthenia Joyner laughs with clergy members while speaking at Gaslight park, in front of the Tampa PD, at the march for peace on Thursday January 1st, 2014. 

Florida Senator Arthenia Joyner laughs with clergy members while speaking at Gaslight park, in front of the Tampa PD, at the march for peace on Thursday January 1st, 2014. 

 Delores Cain, pastor of Heritage Christian Community Baptist Church of Tampa, sang at Gaslight park after marching nearly 1.5 miles there with clergy members and other people on Thursday January 1st, 2014

Delores Cain, pastor of Heritage Christian Community Baptist Church of Tampa, sang at Gaslight park after marching nearly 1.5 miles there with clergy members and other people on Thursday January 1st, 2014

 Mayor of Tampa Bob Buckhorn plays with Zoe Lowman, 3, who attended the march with her mom Brandy Lowman, of Tampa.

Mayor of Tampa Bob Buckhorn plays with Zoe Lowman, 3, who attended the march with her mom Brandy Lowman, of Tampa.

See the article that ran in the Tampa Bay Times

MONICA HERNDON | Tampa Bay Times