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Second Baltimore 72-hour ceasefire starts after city hits 300 murders

Posted at 6:52 AM, Nov 03, 2017

For the third year in a row, Baltimore has reached 300 murders.

Now, community leaders are coming together for the second Baltimore ceasefire. That's 72 hours of no violence in the city.

The initiative kicked off at 12:01 Friday morning, and all weekend long there will be different events throughout the city like marches, potlucks, yoga and film screenings to prevent violence.

Also, the city is encouraging those who have lost someone to violence to place an orange balloon where their loved ones were killed

The first time people in the area came together for a ceasefire event was back in August. Unfortunately, the city did have at least two murders that weekend.

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This ceasefire will run through the weekend until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.