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Mpls. rally on gun violence tonight

  • Associated Press
  • December 14, 2012 - 5:28 PM

MINNEAPOLIS - The Connecticut school shooting has opponents of gun violence planning a rally in Minneapolis.

The group Protect Minnesota plans a 6 p.m. event at Martin Luther King Park at 40th Street and Nicollet Avenue S. in Minneapolis.

Officials say 26 people died, including 20 children, in the Newtown attack. It's the nation's second-deadliest school shooting after Virginia Tech in 2007.

Protect Minnesota says its goals are to reduce gun violence by cutting down on illegal access to guns and promoting measures to stop gun injuries and death, especially among children.

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