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Cleveland activists vow to help those in need following Tyre Nichols funeral

They are determined to bring different activist groups from across the city together to help those in need when they cry out for help.

CLEVELAND — Tyre Nichols' cry for his mother has now become a symbol for activists here in Cleveland. A symbol for answering someone's cry for help whenever they are in need.

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"I watched it and I was compelled to do that because I heard this man call out for his mama, that's what really compelled me to see we're having another situation like George Floyd," Delores Gray with the Carl Stokes Brigade said.

Gray says that cry was a big reason for tonight's meeting. He says it doesn't matter that Tyre Nichols died in Memphis, with the video being released we're all witnesses to what happened and it's time for there to be more unity among all of Cleveland's activist groups.

"I really want to create an organization where we can all work together as activists, come together for families that are going through these types of situations," Gray said.

While she said police accountability is taking steps forward here, with Cleveland's new Civilian Review Board, there is one topic she would like to see addressed more for police.

"I would like to see a resolve for more legislation in regards to police are held accountable more for their psychological health. Mental health is very serious," Gray said.

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