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Bereaved mums' peace campaign

Two mothers whose sons were stabbed to death in the same year, have taken their campaign for peace to a school in East London.

Jimmy Mizen and David Idowu were both murdered in 2008.

Their mothers have spent 100 days touring the capital speaking to young people about avoiding violent confrontations.

Their project will end with a concert on Sunday.

This report is from Ronke Phillips.

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Peace campaign marks 100th day

The mothers of two teenagers, who were stabbed to death in London, have been marking the final day of a special peace campaign centred on the London Olympics.

The 100 Days Of Peace initiative aimed to promote one hundred days of peace-making for fifty days on either side of the Games. It mirrored the ancient tradition of instigating a truce during the original Games in Greece more than 2,000 years ago.

Today, bereaved mothers Grace Idowu and Margaret Mizen visited a school in Wapping that had taken part in the campaign.

Grace Idowu and Margaret Mizen talk to children at English Marty's school in Wapping to mark their 100 days of peace campaign.
Grace Idowu and Margaret Mizen talk to children at English Marty's school in Wapping to mark their 100 days of peace campaign. Credit: London Tonight.
The schoolchildren have taken part in the peace campaign. Credit: London Tonight.

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