Local News

Raleigh Residents Stage Anti-Crime March

Posted Updated
Switch to classic wral.com

RALEIGH — Residents of Raleigh's South Park neighborhood want to show criminals they aren't welcome.

About 30 people chanted anti-drug slogans and carried signs as they marched through the streets.

Residents say drug deals happen here every day, and they're afraid for their children's safety. Today they wanted to send a message to criminals: the residents are taking back their neighborhood.

"We hope they'll think we are wise to what's going on, and that we are going to do all we can to do something about it," said rally organizer Junious Sorrell.

The residents marched a mile and a half through one of Raleigh's toughest neighborhoods. They're planning more anti-crime programs in the future.

1 / 2


Landra Booker, Reporter
Ron Pittman, Photographer
Kay Miller, Web Editor

Copyright 2022 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.