Peace march planned in wake of shooting spree in Surrey and Delta

SURREY — Filmmaker and activist Mani Amar is planning a Candlelight Peace March in the wake of 27 shootings in the span of 10 weeks in Surrey and Delta.

"Many have underestimated the power of Peace Marches, yet they remain a great tool in bringing about positive change," he writes on the event’s Facebook page.

Amar has worked to create social change through film, tackling issues surrounding gangsterism and the Indo-Canadian community.

"By simply walking together, united and likeminded, we have the ability to evoke awareness," he continues. "It is our innate and moral duty to help bring awareness to issues that afflict us. Youth and gang violence have once again run rampant in our cities and I plead for everyone’s help and support by simply walking."

Amar said he will not accept sponsorships or donations for the event, and will not allow a speaking platform for politics. The event is set for Sunday, May 24 at 9 p.m. and will begin at the corner of 120th Street and 72nd Avenue on the Delta side.

For more information, visit the Facebook page, Candlelight Peace March for Surrey.

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