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Volunteer Cleanup After Protests

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Mary Louise Madigan: (216) 698-2521; mlmadigan@cuyahogacounty.us 

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH - Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish issued the following statement:

“Following the destruction of many of the businesses in Downtown Cleveland, we all witnessed the true heart of our community. People from all around the county came together on Sunday morning, armed only with brooms and goodwill. They righted overturned planters, swept glass—did whatever they could to express their support for our downtown.

“I want to thank each and every one of them and to also thank all of you who have reached out in other ways.

“The protests over this weekend are a direct expression of people’s deep and justified anger over racial injustice in this country.

“As a community we must do better; as a country we must do better. Seeing Clevelanders pull together on Sunday, people from all walks of life and people of every color lifts my heart. We can be better together; we can be stronger together.”