Sharpton in Chicago to Address Gun Violence

The Rev. Al Sharpton is in Chicago speaking out against gun  violence.

The civil rights activist and talk show host spent Sunday  morning preaching at Trinity United Church of Christ, a prominent church on  Chicago’s South Side where President Barack Obama used to attend services.  Sharpton plans to hold a news conference later with local activists and  ministers.

Sharpton has been in Chicago several times this year. The  head of the National Action Network has plans to live in the city and bring  attention to the violence problem.

Sharpton has said that he hopes to work with activists on the  ground, but hasn’t given many details about his plans.

Chicago has a high homicide race compared with other major  cities, even though the number is down compared with last year.



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