Sally Pearson leads a call for peace

A GOLD COAST athlete has led a call for peace throughout the world in Sydney over the weekend.

Sally Pearson headed the World Peace Day festivites on Sunday, ringing a bell at midday and taking a minute’s silence alongside representatives from the United Nations.

The Sydney bells kicked off events across the globe, including the ringing of the peace bell at UN headquarters in New York City.


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The event called for 24 hours of worldwide ceasefire and non-violence in all combat zones to allow for innocent civilians to flee and access humanitarian aid.

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