Baltimore officials, residents and organizers called for a 72-hour ceasefire in early August. The movement is part of an effort to curb violence, as the city’s homicide continues to surge.
The last ceasefire did not necessarily put a halt to gun violence. A 37-year-old man and 24-year-old man was fatally shot within the first 40 hours after it began. Another person was also injured in a separate shooting.
The second ceasefire will be start on November 3 and run through November 5. Activists, residents and community leaders will come together to march through the city, offer “Free Hugs” and pray.
Regardless of the two homicides, organizers and city officials say the event was a success.