Group meets in Byrd Park to celebrate community unity

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — People gathered in Byrd Park Sunday afternoon to celebrate Richmond Community Unity.

The event, put on in response to recent violence around the country, included free food, music and demonstrations by the Richmond Police Department.

Organizer Connie McGowan said it is important for the community to come together as one.

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“Besides being angry, we can start turning that anger into action. And this is where you start doing something about it,” McGowan said.

Attendees has the opportunity to volunteer for local organizations to participate within and build a better community.

McGowan said she believes this sort of participation is key to bringing positive change.

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