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PHOTOS: New Yorkers Combat Violence With Protest

PHOTOS: New Yorkers Combat Violence With Protest

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Responding to five bias-related attacks in the past month, including one fatality, New York City's LGBT community turned out in force to demand an end to antigay assaults.

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Candle and messages are left at a makeshift shrine at the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot to death.

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Marchers made their way through the West Village to the spot in Greenwich Village where Carson was killed in what police are calling a hate crime. Participants chanted, "Hey hey, ho ho, homophobia's got to go," as they marched past several locations where gay men have been assaulted in recent weeks.

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Marchers made their way through the West Village. Carson was shot at point-blank range in the face overnight on last Friday.

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John Mirch (left) and Michael Camacho (right) participate in the Rally Against Hate, organized by LGBT New Yorkers. LGBT and antiviolence organizations including GLAAD, the NYC Anti-Violence Project, the city's LGBT Community Center, and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund announced plans to join in.

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Members of Carson's family speak onstage at the rally. A suspect in the Carson murder was identified by police as Elliot Morales, 33, and he was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder.

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Darnelle Washington joins in applause for what's being said.

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New York City Council speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, who is a lesbian, participates in the Rally Against Hate. Also among the crowd was Supreme Court plaintiff Edie Windsor.

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Two men hold hands defiantly while participating in the rally.

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A woman participating in the rally holds a sign that reads, "Mark Carson Could Be My Son."

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