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CitySafe Southwark Rally

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CitySafe Southwark Rally at The Scoop at More London

London Citizens launch their 100 Days of Peace campaign to make the capital safer this summer.

CitySafe is an initiative to tackle crime and reconnect fractured neighbourhoods.

Teams of young people build relationships with local shopkeepers and business owners to open their premises as CitySafe Havens. These are places of safety for people in immediate danger, whose staff have also pledged to report 100 per cent of crime to the police.

"CitySafe Havens will save lives," says Grace Idowu, whose son David was fatally injured on the Tabard Gardens Estate.

"One phone call to the police and my son might still be with us.

"The CitySafe sticker means someone will make that call. That is all we are asking, that people look out for one another."

At 11am Deputy Mayor of London Sir Edward Lister sends champion runners to 19 borough rallies across London.

Later Simon Hughes MP, Tessa Jowell MP, Chief Inspector Rob Harper and others are joined by celebrity artists including DJ Abrantee, Ari and Mista Silva.

Freestyle footballer Noel Battle will lead local schools, colleges, charities and faith communities to join hands around City Hall at 12.15pm as the Met Police helicopter hovers overhead.

Screen with live footage from the Met helicopter as it visits other sites across the capital.

Balloons are released at the end of the concert.

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