Walk for Nonviolence takes off from Springfield church

Hampden County

People who have died from violence in Springfield were remembered Sunday. 

The Walk for Nonviolence began at the Blessed Sacrament Church on Waverly Street Sunday afternoon.

People came together to acknowledge the different forms of violence and the causes of it in the community.

Some people told 22News why this walk is important for the city. 

Deacon Kevin McCarthy said, “It’s a way to say we stand for nonviolence in our city. We also remember as part of our walk those who have died violent deaths here in the city, particularly in the past year.” 

Nelson Rojas, a Springfield resident told 22News, “I think that violence is not a good thing, but a bad thing. It just makes more people feel like they’re in danger.”

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