More than 250 people marched through Burngreave to the sound of the Pathfinders' drums on 15th March 2008.
The march stopped at three locations in Burngreave to remember Ibrahim Ilyas, Younis Khan, and Jonathan Matondo, before marching to the Town Hall for speeches against gun crime and about the positive future marchers wanted to create for young people.
A full report will be in the April issue of the Burngreave Messenger.
Burngreave bouncing back
15th of March 2008.
A march against gun and knife crime and the influences of crime.
A march to promote the positive community of Burngreave.
A march to encourage young people to make better choices.
Depart Osgathorpe Park gates 1pm to Scott Road Cemetery.
Depart cemetery 1:30pm arrive Nottingham Cliffe park 2:15pm
Depart 2:25pm arrive town hall 3:30pm.
“The community is sick and tired of the rise in drugs and gun crime, and the negativity surrounding its community and young people.
“The senseless killing of Jonathan Matondo, Ibrahim Ilyas and Younis Khan has given rise to strong feelings to reclaim our community.”
The organisers, including local groups and churches, are appealing to all communities, cultures, religious orders, schools, youth groups and sympathisers to come and support this demonstration.
Contact Pastor Andrew Rashford-Hewitt for more information on 07931 732 490
For more information about the reasons behind the march, see Maureen Griffith's article, “United we stand, divided we fall”.