OAKLAND – Mothers and pastors led about 600 concerned community members on a procession to end violence in East Oakland.
The marchers stood at the intersection of 71st Avenue and Hamilton Street. Police say seven people have been killed in this part of Oakland over the years.
The procession followed a coffin Friday night that was carried by young men. They carried it to show that all young men in the area aren’t involved in drugs, they said.
Residents said the area is the marketplace for many drug dealers who come from other neighborhoods.