More than 100 vehicles drive down 38th Street in anti-violence rally

More than 100 vehicles participated in a stop the violence rally Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — At least 100 vehicles drove down 38th Street during an anti-violence rally Saturday evening.

Many of the vehicle had signs with violence victims’ names printed on them.

Organizers say the put Ride for RIPs together through social media to encourage a stop to the violence.

Violence has hit home for some of those behind the event.

“I’m affected deeply,” organizer Ericka King said. “In 2006, my grandmother was murdered with me in the house. In 2001, my uncle was found beaten and burned to death and most recently my nephew was shot in the face and killed, so it plays a big part in my life.”

Organizers say when one person is killed, hundreds of people are impacted.

Saturday’s event was one of several stop the violence rallies held in the past week.

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