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CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds are marching silently along Chicago's Michigan Avenue, carrying crosses for each person murdered in the city this year.

Names of murder victims are on the crosses, made by a suburban Chicago man.

Authorities say there have been more than 760 people killed in Chicago in 2016. The Rev. Michael Pfleger (FLAY'-gur) says he hopes the visuals of the protest along Chicago's premiere retail street will put others into action to prevent violence in 2017.

After today's march, the crosses will be placed in a vacant lot on the city's South Side.

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