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Community members hold candle light vigil and prayer for peace

TALLULAH, La. (KNOE) – Members of the Tallulah community marched through downtown to remember the lives lost to violence in their community. They also held a candle light vigil and prayed for peace and unity.

“It was on my heart to do it many years ago, but when I got the call of so much going on within a couple weeks ago, it made it stronger on my heart to go ahead and do it today.”

Organizer Latrice Dismuke said their goal is to put an end to the violence in her town. “All this to stop the violence and to bring love and peace back into Tallulah, to beautify Tallulah,” Dismuke said.

“Tallulah’s a small town, and we are together in love and heart. Me and [my friend] are holding hands. We come together for Christ.”

After the recent death of 38-year-old Pamela Oliver, Dismuke said the violence has to stop. She said it’s been an ongoing problem in her community for years now, but now is the time for everyone to come together in love and unity.

“We come together for Tallulah, because I love Tallulah. She loves Tallulah. We all love Tallulah, and we just want Tallulah to become a better prosperous town,” Dismuke said.

For those unable to make it out to the Tallulah courthouse, Dismuke encourages them to continue to spread love, not violence.

“Keep on praying for Tallulah because pretty soon, the prayers are going to be answered, and we’re going to lift all the evil spirit off of Tallulah.”

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