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Pottstown residents take a stand against violence

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 17 2014 09:36:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 17 2014 10:17:53 PM CDT

Residents took to the streets of Pottstown calling for change after recent violence in the borough.

POTTSTOWN, Pa. -

Residents took to the streets of Pottstown calling for change after recent violence in the borough.

"Stop the violence, increase the peace," they chanted.

Dozens of residents held signs and chanted during the ten block march.

Pottstown has seen a number of violent crimes in the past two months.

On June 5, a man was found shot to death in a car on Jefferson Avenue.

Residents say they've had enough.

"As we shout stop the violence I'm hoping everyone will come out their doors and just come in to the march and just join us and walk the streets," one of the organizers of the march said.

"It's crazy out here, these young kids are killing each other it's crazy," a participant said.

Organizers say they're trying to unite the community.