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Gazebo where Tamir Rice was shot to be taken down and moved

Posted at 9:04 AM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 09:04:13-04

The City of Cleveland announced Wednesday that the gazebo where Tamir Rice was shot will be taken down and moved. 

The city council passed an emergency ordinance stating that they would accept a donation from the Ozanne Construction Company and Independence Excavation to deconstruct the gazebo at Cudell Recreation Center in a "respectful manner" and move it to a storage site. 

After the gazebo is moved, Rice's mother, Samira Rice talked about placing a memorial stone at the site, and the City and CMSD indicated that they would accept the placement of the stone. 

The Council said that they would like the project to be finished by late July before the beginning of the school year, for the safety of the community and are that were involved. 

This isn't the first time that the gazebo has been in the news recently, as it was designated as a 'Pokestop' in the popular game 'Pokemon Go.'