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Rally set in honor of 6-year-old killed in Marksville

Jeremy Mardis (Source: Family member) Jeremy Mardis (Source: Family member)
Marksville Courthouse (Source: WAFB) Marksville Courthouse (Source: WAFB)
MARKSVILLE, LA (WAFB) -

A rally will be held in honor of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis, who was shot and killed during a police pursuit in November 2015. 

The group Avoyelles Watchdogs for Justice is putting the rally together. It will be held March 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lawn of the Marksville Courthouse. 

Jeremy's family will speak in his honor. There will also be a speaker on autism and possibly additional speakers.

The rally will end with a candle light vigil. 

The event is open the public, but they are asking people to bring their own candles for the vigil. 

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