MINNEAPOLIS — After a string of shootings, there’s a new movement to end gun violence in the Twin Cities.
The "Guns Down, Love Up" Foundation was created to honor Tyrone Williams, a community activist who was shot and killed in Minneapolis last year.
Organizers says gun violence affects everyone.
They point to recent shootings like the one outside the State Fair to those in Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
Saturday, the group is inviting everyone to a "Guns Down, Love Up" Unity Festival at Bethune Park in Minneapolis from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Raeisha Williams, whose brother was killed last year, said now is the time to take action.
“We as a community are stepping up and we're saying 'enough is enough.' And we are no longer going to accept gun violence in our community,” Williams said. “Guns down, love up is a message campaign we will turn into a PSA campaign. We are taking it to the state legislature saying this is an issue that needs to be funded. This is a trauma. If this was a health crisis the CDC would be all over it.”
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