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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  An East Albany Pastor says gangs are a powerful influence on children, and the community needs to help keep kids out of gangs. 

That's why Zion Pure Life Ministries is sponsoring their ninth annual Youth Against Violence march and rallies this week.

The church is inviting everyone concerned about protecting young people from violence and gangs to take part.

"It leads to all types of illegal activities. It also puts our youth in a position where they can't advance in life. Because early troubles follow you for life," said  Zion Pure Life Pastor Dr. Bishop A. Mannie, Sr.

Each night through Sunday, the church will sponsor youth rallies starting at 7:30. Tonight School Superintendent Dr. Joshua Murfree and Gang Task Force leaders will speak.

Saturday morning at 9:00, churches and youth groups will join in a march from the civic center to the church to stand up against youth violence.

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