Birmingham celebrates 100 days without youth violence deaths

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Today marks 100 days with nobody under the age of 18 losing their life to violence in Birmingham.

To mark the occasion, City Councilor Jay Roberson and many young people will take part in the march for unity and nonviolence starting at city hall.

Roberson says the outcome of his initiative has put a positive spotlight on the magic city.

"It's commendable to Birmingham to have this effort. It changes the scope of our city, makes it more willing to have events come in, have hospitality in our city" said Roberson. "People feel more welcome. They feel safe. You look at developments; Birmingham is on the move and going in the right direction."

Several colleges and high schools in the suburbs of Birmingham will take part in today's ceremony.

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