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Peace Walk held in memory of victims of gun violence

This was the first Peace Walk in Lexington without founder Anita Franklin, who died in February
Posted at 8:53 PM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 23:34:29-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The 6th annual Peace Walk was held on Sunday afternoon in Duncan Park.

The event was started by community activist Anita Franklin in 2014 after her son, Antonio, was killed by gun violence at the park.

But this year, the walk was led by another one of Anita's sons, Ricardo Franklin, because she died of a heart attack back in February.

It was clear to see the impact Anita had on this community. She was always adamant that this walk is not only for Antonio it’s for anyone who has lost a loved one to gun violence.