South Providence residents – concerned about a recent uptick in gun crime – rallied on Broad Street Monday.
About 200 people linked arms on Broad Street and shouted “Peace in our Streets” in a show of solidarity against violent crime. The line extended two blocks. June saw a rash of shootings in the capital city, including the murder of a 12 year old girl. Rally organizer Kobi Dennis said the event was aimed at allaying residents’ fears as much as taking a stand against crime.