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MLK Parade in North Charleston shares message of non-violence

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Dozens of people lined the streets of North Charleston Sunday to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and watch the city's parade.

The parade went from Gaynor St., down East Montague Ave. to Lakawanna Blvd. and included bands, the city's signature pink fire truck and many groups marching for non-violence.

People attending the parade said after a recent spike crime in North Charleston, they hope more people in the city will remember to Dr. King's message of non-violence.

"There's been several crimes, shootings and that sort of things and the way you combat that is with love, Sam Dennis, a the chairperson for the MLK Celebration said. “We thought it would be fitting to bring a parade through and show the peace of Dr. Martin Luther King."

King's birthday is the 15th and Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on the January 19 this year.

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