School's silent march spotlights crime

2008-02-22 00:00

Some 3 500 school children, parents and policemen marched silently from Trinity House School to draw attention to the high crime rate, and in memory of pupil Emily Williams, who was shot by a stray bullet during a robbery last week.

‘[The march] was our attempt to say to government: we are not satisfied with what you are doing in terms of crime or crime prevention,’ said Trinity headmaster Dr Herbie Staples.

The silent marchers, wearing pink and holding placards and banners, released hundreds of pink balloons in tribute to Emily.

The funds raised from selling the balloons will be added to the R67 000 raised and donated to a local community policing forum.

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