TUCSON, Ariz. - A "Clown Lives Matter" peace walk has been scheduled for Oct. 15 in Tucson, according to a flyer posted to Facebook.

The flyer, which invites attendees to wear full clown makeup or a mask, says the walk will start at 6:30 p.m. on Fourth Avenue in Tucson.

The walk comes in response to a recent uptick in scary clown sightings and threats that have swept across the nation -- one instance right here in the Valley.

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The frightening incidents have crippled business and have many clown supporters fearing a bad name for the funny profession. Even Stephen King came to their defense.

According to the flyer, the walk's purpose is to show people clowns are "not psycho killers."

"We want the public to feel safe, and not be afraid. So come out, bring the family, meet a clown and get a hug!" the flyer read.