Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Brent on Saturday, in a united bid to stop the violence that has taken the lives of countless youngsters.
Grief-stricken families, joined residents, community leaders, politicians and senior policemen at the annual Not Another Drop Peace march - and called for all guns and knives to be handed in.
The epic show of solidarity began at Roundwood Park, in Harlesden at noon, with emotionally-charged demonstrators marching though Stonebridge to Wembley Stadium, stopping at the scenes of horrific crimes to pay respect to some of the 43 people killed in the borough since 2001.
Tearful mothers told their gripping tales of loss and warned other youngsters not to follow in their tragic footsteps, while wreaths of remembrance were laid at Jubilee Clock in Harlesden.
Patsy Hopwood, whose son Kavian was gunned down in 2003, lit a candle at the site of his tragic murder.
She said: "The march makes people aware that anyone could be the victim of gun and knife crime and no one is indispensable.
"Being a victim shatters your life. Not Another Drop is a worthwhile campaign but there also needs to be action after the march to stop violence on the streets."
The demonstrators, who were carrying placards and wearing T-shirts of remembrance, congregated outside Wembley Stadium at 5pm and a number of speeches were made to reinforce the anti-gun and knife crime message.
Patrick Jacobs, chairman of the Not Another Drop community network, said: "Nothing can be done for those who have already died but I hope the march will help stop other young people reaching the same fate."
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