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Safer Heights Community march to protest racial injustice scheduled for Sunday in Cleveland Heights

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:08:30-04

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — On Sunday, Safer Heights, a collective made up of Cleveland Heights community members led by Black residents, have organized a march and car protest that will begin at Coventry Peace Park.

Members of the community will march from Coventry Peace Park and participate in a car protest, followed by speeches from community members from Cleveland Heights and University Heights who have been affected by police violence and racial injustice.

Organizers said the march is to call on a safer Cleveland Heights for all residents, saying “Our community is not exempt from racially motivated violence at the hands of police. We call on the Cleveland Heights community to march in solidarity with Black residents in demanding accountability from our own police department and city council. We are showing up to say, in the face of racist policing and brutality, that Black lives matter. Together, we are powerful and we can create a safer, more just city for all of us.”

Where: Coventry Peace Park; 2843 Washington Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118. March will go down Coventry Road to Mayfield Road, then Superior Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard back to Coventry Peace Park.

When: Sunday, June 14 at 3 p.m. the car protest will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the intersection of Coventry and Mayfield Road.