‘Love rally’ planned for Saturday at Philly’s Love Park

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 Councilman Curtis Jones and others make peace sign during announcement of 'love rally' set for Saturday. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Councilman Curtis Jones and others make peace sign during announcement of 'love rally' set for Saturday. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Organizers of a Valentine’s Day rally in Philadelphia are looking to make the city a kinder place. 

The first-ever “I love Philly” observance will be held Saturday at, where else?, Love Park.

City Councilman Curtis Jones said Monday he’s excited about the gathering’s potential.

“Be a little kinder in the ‘City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection,’ starting with each other,” he said. “It begins at home, it begins with each other as a community, and we hope it to be contagious.”

High school student Ivana Lash said a lot of kids plan to be there.

“As young people and … as a community in Philadelphia,  we have to show everybody that Philadelphia is a place of love,” she said.

The group is urging people to give “hugs not shrugs” this Valentine’s Day.

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