Rob Romano Aug 12, 2017, 1:52 pmAug 14, 2017, 10:49 am

East Orange community comes together to remember two lives lost

‘Love and Not Hate,’ a movement against gun violence, marches through the city Saturday morning

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Members of the East Orange community came together on Hollywood Avenue to remember two lives lost to gun violence.

The event was organized by two grieving parents, Deborah and Dyshawn Simpkins who lost their son Dyshawn Simpkins Jr. and their nephew Keeayre Griffin Jr. in a shooting.

Community members embraced each other and vowed never to forget what those two lives meant. "Love is something nobody can kill,” says Deborah.

The marchers made their way to Oval Park in East Orange for an event where Al Sharpton made an appearance.

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