Summer of the Gun: The Activists
Fed up with the high rate of summer gun violence, neighborhood activist and founder of COR Fitness Munir Bahar organized the first 300 Man March on July 3 where he estimates 700 men walked the entire 10-mile length of North Avenue. On August 2, almost a month later, this second walk was organized through parts of the Belair-Edison and Gardenville communities. About 50 men showed up to protest and march against gun violence. The night before, a man was shot and killed in the 6400 block of Belair Road.
A young man attended the 300 Man March on August 3 with his father. The men assembled at the corner of Belair Road and Frankford Avenue for a four-hour walk through the surrounding neighborhoods.