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Shykira Richards, founder of the new R.E.D. group, uses a bull horn to talk to supporters at Sunday's Unity March in Joliet.

Shykira Richards, founder of the new R.E.D. group, uses a bull horn to talk to supporters at Sunday's Unity March in Joliet.

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New group forms to show solidarity

Initiative aims to be a force for social justice at the local level

Nearly 200 people from Joliet and the surrounding suburbs gathered Sunday for a march through the city’s downtown to show their solidarity and join efforts with the NAACP in seeking justice for the family of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.