Peace march in Clover planned for Sunday afternoon

A peace march is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday to promote area unity and bring attention to those killed by gun violence.

The march is being led by Clover resident Donna Smith, who said she expects 100 people to join her as she hopes to speak out against injustice, police brutality and gun violence.

The march will begin at the corner of Old North Main Street and Richland Street, and will move through to the Clover School District building. There, Smith said she is hoping to host a variety of speakers.

“My main goal is for the peace and unity of the community,” said Smith. “We can get together on Friday night for high school football or for a (Carolina) Panthers game, but we need to get together to unite for injustice ... and for what’s right.”

Smith is the mother of three biracial children, and said she fears for their safety, purely based on the color of their skin. Smith said she’s talking to the local police department about providing security for the marchers.

David Thackham: 803-329-4066, @dthackham