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At Dorchester Die-in, Group Blocks Traffic to Protest Gun Violence

Boston recently committed $100,000 to an events program in the neighborhoods most impacted by violence in an effort to create a sense of community

A group protesting gun violence in Boston blocks an intersection in Dorchester on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
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Dozens of people participated in a die-in in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood on Wednesday to bring attention to the deadly gun violence erupting in the area.

People lay down on the intersection of Washington Street and Columbia Road in an attempt to raise awareness about the violence. The event was organized by Teen Empowerment Boston.

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"We're trying to disrupt the flow of the city and say that enough is enough," Alejandro Gonzalez said.

Deadly violence is on the rise in the city — as of mid-April, 11 homicides were reported, up from five during the same period in 2022, according to city data.

Boston recently committed $100,000 to an events program in the neighborhoods most impacted by violence in an effort to create a sense of community.

As NBC10 Boston takes a closer look at the scars gun violence is leaving on the city, we hear from a father who has experienced unimaginable grief twice.
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