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People carrying signs reading ‘Stop the War’ , ‘ No More Violence’ and Mexican flags march against Drug gang violence in Mexico City, May 8, 2011

Thousands of people marched into the Mexican capital, Mexico City, Sunday to demand an end to the bloodshed that has claimed nearly 40, 000 lives since President Calderon launched a war against organized crime four years ago.

Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, wearing a T-shirt with the photo of his slain son, led the silent trek that began Thursday in the resort city of Cuernavaca in the central state of Morelos. Along the way, hundreds of people of all ages joined the 90-kilometer march chanting slogans to stop the violence between the government and warring drug gangs.