‘Guns down, life up’: Brooklyn vigil attendees honor gun violence victims, demand end to bloodshed


Scores of New Yorkers gathered outside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Friday for the first “National Day of Remembrance for Gun-Related Homicide Victims” vigil — mourning those killed at the hands of armed criminals and demanding an end to the bloodshed.

Mayor Eric Adams and Andre “AT” Mitchell, the city’s gun violence czar, were among those who took part in the event, along with families and friends of victims, numerous anti-violence organizations, and local and NYPD officials. In a show of solidarity, cities across the nation, like Philadelphia, Chicago, and Baltimore, to name a few, joined the call for an end to gun violence.