"Stop The Killing" weekend aims to spread Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's vision

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DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) - More than 200 people went to the Stop the Killing banquet in Danville Saturday evening.

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference puts it on every year.

The banquet and weekend as a whole shares the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's non-violent philosophy. It also focuses on ending the killings in the Danville and Pittsylvania County area and across the country.

Charlottesville City Council member Wes Bellamy was the guest speaker.

Sunday evening they will hold a Stop the Killing March. Those wishing to be apart of the march are asked to meet at the JTI Fountain at 5:00 p.m. in downtown Danville.

The Stop The Killing March will begin at 5:30 p.m. and travel and end with a service at Shiloh Baptist Church, 901 Betts Street at 7 p.m. The service will feature Reverend Marvin Warner and a musical selection from George Washington High School's Gospel Choir.

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