Peace rally to be held in response to mass shootings

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 05:24:54-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — This weekend's mass shootings inspired one man to plan a peace rally in Lexington to spread a message of love and kindness.

After two mass shootings took the lives of 29 people over the weekend, Irshad Gilani is speaking out against hate and wants people to push back against the violence.

"It happened in Ohio. It happened in Texas. We need to stop it. Not with force. With love," said Gilani.

In effort to bring people together, he's organizing a rally this weekend. He hopes people of all background will come out for a common goal of spreading love and peace.

"This is not for any specific religion, color, cost or nationality or language. Anybody who's breathing the oxygen like anyone else. This is a call for peace, for compassion, for harmony, for taking care of each other," said Gilani.

The rally will be held this Saturday starting at 11 a.m. outside the Fayette County courthouse.