CLEVELAND — Two local groups of young people have joined forces to take a stand and speak out against police brutality in Cleveland Heights Sunday, June 14.
The groups, Safer Heights and the Ohio Student Association, are led by young black residents of Northeast Ohio.
"Across the country, people are rising up to demand justice for Black lives lost to police violence. Our community is not exempt from racially motivated violence at the hands of police," the group said in a press release Friday morning.
"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."
The protest is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. at Coventry Peace Park. From there, the group will march down Coventry and Mayfield Roads, before returning to the park.
Those looking to participate while physical distancing are encouraged to join in their cars at the intersection of Coventry and Mayfield Roads, also at 3:30 p.m.
"We are showing up to say, in the face of racist policing and brutality, that Black lives matter," the press release says, "together, we are powerful and we can create a safer, more just city for all of us."