Planned protest of Camden violence canceled

    A planned protest at an official Camden ceremony has been canceled.

    A group of activists planned to demonstrate Tuesday against violence in a city where the single-year homicide record was just broken.

    The group calling itself Stop the Trauma on People planned the protest after a member of the city council said that the crosses the group placed outside City Hall to remember the dead should be removed because they send a “negative image.”

    The protest was called off after Mayor Dana Redd and other officials said the crosses would not be touched.

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    There have been 58 homicides in the city so far this year, tying a city record set in 1995.

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