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The citizens of Billings participate in a prayer march to promote peace



Billings, Montana – In only the past two weeks, there have been eight shootings that have taken place in Billings.

This is one of the reasons why a group of locals met in South Park on Saturday to participate in a prayer march designed to protest gun violence.

“We just want to pray over the South Side just with all the violence lately. It’s unnerving and it’s scary and we have children, old people, we just want to pray for peace because people are dying down here,” said march organizer Katy Morris at South Park on Saturday.

Road to Damascus Ministries, the organization that was responsible for organizing the event, referred to it as a Jericho March of the community. Starting at South Park, a group of more than fifty individuals made their way along South 28th Street, and they halted at the intersection of Second Avenue South in order to pray together.

Afterward, residents on the South Side who were not a part of the gathering decided to join them as they marched down Second Avenue South before offering yet another prayer.

In the end, they were able to make their way back to South Park by traveling down South 31st Street.

“We need to continue in this neighborhood because it’s all of us here, our kids go to school here, we go to work here, softball fields are here, the playgrounds here. This is a safe place and it doesn’t feel that way lately and that’s what we’re coming against,” said another organizer, Joshua Kroll.


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