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Clevelanders demand change after shooting, tired of violence

Posted at 10:41 PM, Jun 28, 2017
Last week, witnesses say nearly 100 parents and small children ducked for safety after dozens of shots were fired.
Many of the same people gathered near Ginn Academy, where the shooting took place, to demand change. They called the event the No More Teddy Bears and Balloons Rally.
 
“Myself, my son and baby sister had to lie down on the turf to prevent from being shot,” said Mama Clark. "I got up out of here as quickly as possible. It has to end, it must stop. We’re savages, until it knocks on our door. But what we have to understand is your door is my door. Thank God everyone was ok."
 
No one was shot. Clark said the violence followed an argument.
 
"I felt hopeless. I couldn't help anybody," said Ted Ginn, Sr. “It’s an honor to these kids to go to jail. That’s what I do for a living: try to engage with them; give them some hope."
 
Saturday at 4 p.m., a group of mothers will gather and demand that change happens. The event will take place near 152nd Street and St. Clair Avenue.