Harlem residents occupy intersection plagued by shootings

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- People in Harlem occupied an intersection that has been plagued by shootings.

They gathered near Lenox Ave and 143rd Street to hold a prayer vigil and head off any additional violence.

The event was organized in large part by the non-profit 'Street Corner Resources.'

Mayor de Blasio took part in the demonstration.

Earlier on Saturday, there was a demonstration in Brooklyn in support of police efforts.

Nearly 400 people took part in the 'Back the Blue' march along Bay Ridge Parkway.
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