March will put focus on violence

Staff Writer

One Grenada woman wants to see a stop to the gun violence in the city, and if it takes marching to do it, then march it will be.

Ruby McBride said she and others want a stop to the violence that has hit Grenada recently.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, she has orchestrated a march on the Downtown Square starting at 10 a.m.

“It’s time to take back our city,” McBride said. “When we have babies being shot and violence erupting, we have to take this city back for God.”

McBride, whose own son was a victim of gun violence in Grenada, said the recent shooting death of a nine-month-old child affected her dramatically.

Two men are currently charged with murder for the shooting death Rashan Riley, the baby struck by a stray bullet on Adams Street on Aug. 15.

“That touched my heart, as I know it did so many others in this city,” McBride said. “That’s why we’re marching.”

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