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Why Activists Camped Out In One Of Their City's Most Dangerous Areas

Homicides spiked in Cleveland, but the violence is especially concentrated in the city's eastern neighborhoods.
Posted at 3:11 PM, Oct 12, 2016

These activists camped in one of their city's most dangerous areas for 72 hours to take a stand against violence.

"There's been a lot of homicides that have taken place over here. Not only am I upset about police against black violence, but I'm also upset about black-on-black violence," organizer Basheer Jones said.

Last year, Cleveland had more homicides than it had in nearly the past decade.

Most of the violence happens in Cleveland's eastern neighborhoods, which is where the activists camped out.

"Everyone deserves a right to walk peacefully through their neighborhoods," Jones said.

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