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Photo feature: Locals march for peace in MLK Day parade

Joining the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade Monday was a group of friends and family members who have recently lost loved ones as a result of violence on Natchez streets. Chance King carries a banner with the face of Jessie Taylor, who was killed on Beaumont Street in 2014. (Ben Hillyer/The Natchez Democrat)

Joining the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade Monday was a group of friends and family members who have recently lost loved ones as a result of violence on Natchez streets. Chance King carries a banner with the face of Jessie Taylor, who was killed on Beaumont Street in 2014. (Ben Hillyer/The Natchez Democrat)

Other members of the group carried a banner advocating for peace instead of violence. (Ben Hillyer/The Natchez Democrat)

Other members of the group carried a banner advocating for peace instead of violence. (Ben Hillyer/The Natchez Democrat)

The parade marched up Franklin Street and down Martin Luther King Jr. Street to Minor Street in Natchez. (Ben Hillyer/The Natchez Democrat)

The parade marched up Franklin Street and down Martin Luther King Jr. Street to Minor Street in Natchez. (Ben Hillyer/The Natchez Democrat)