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Hempstead rally to protest gun violence

The “Stop the Violence” rally will start at

The “Stop the Violence” rally will start at noon Saturday in front of Hempstead Village Hall, 99 Nichols Court. (Nov. 28, 2011) Credit: JC Cherubini

Elected officials from Hempstead Village and Nassau County will host a “Stop the Violence” rally Saturday, calling for solidarity against gun violence and promoting responsible gun ownership.

The rally, organized by village Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. and the board of trustees, will be held at noon in front of Hempstead Village Hall, 99 Nichols Court. Scheduled attendees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, school administration officials and local clergy. The event also is intended to encourage residents to report crime and suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

“I invite all Hempstead residents to join me in a show of solidarity that violence in our community and across the nation can no longer be tolerated,” Hall said in a statement. “Hempstead is on track for revitalization, but step one in that transformation must be the eradication of gun violence in our Village. We need to get to the root of this problem, and we will only do so by working together.”

For information, contact the mayor’s office at 516-478-6264.

Above: Hempstead Village

 

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