Gang members have proposed bringing warring factions together into a single movement to help curb the street violence that has killed more than 200 people so far this year, clergymen organizing a "peace summit" said.

"They want one group, one movement with one (gang) color," Rev. Charles Mims of the Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church in Watts said after Monday's session of a summit meeting that was to continue Tuesday."They'll act as a task force to stop the crime, to stop the killing situation," Mims said.

The meeting included 50 members of about 30 "sets" or individual factions of the Bloods and Crips, the two major affiliations of black Los Angeles street gangs.