Youths honor those killed in gun violence in 2012

August 10, 2012 4:20:17 PM PDT
Hundreds of Chicago's youths gathered on the city's South Side to honor those who have lost their lives to gun violence this year.

Since January 1, 308 people have been killed in Chicago.

The children wore red Xs on the backs to honor those who have been killed.

The event took place at Renaissance Park on West 79th Street.

Some of the participants performed original works of poetry while others re-elected on how the violence has affected their lives.

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