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Police officers and civilians march for peace

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

About 1,000 persons, including police officers from precincts across Belize City and representatives from the private and public sector, the Belize City Council and primary and high schools took to the streets on Friday to participate in the BLACK March – Be Loving and Cease Killing.

The six-mile parade started off at the Yorborough Green and went through principal streets and communities that have seen the most bloodshed occur.

The event is the brainchild of Senior Superintendent Edward Broaster, who decided to create an event such as this after hearing the personal sentiments of policemen who are dispatched to violent situations.

The march is a part of the ‘Not in my city’ campaign, which is also Broaster’s idea. It annual event is organised by the Community Policing Unit, which looks at ways to foster closer ties between the police and the community.

(Picture courtesy BMC)

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