Yesterday one of those events occurred and it didn't work out as planned.
From the Kansas City Star:
A circus parade and rally for nonviolence that drew hundreds of people to the Linwood Shopping Center on Tuesday evening had to be cut short when multiple fights broke out.Technorati tags: news current affairs
Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté said the organizers stopped the event. He tweeted that the crowds dispersed and there were no reported injuries.
But the fighting marred an event, called "Your Life Counts," that was intended to celebrate survival in a city plagued by crime.