With the verdict in the Michael Brelo trial looming, Cleveland city leaders said they have been working to make sure that any potential protests are peaceful.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson wrote an Op-ed article to the community on Sunday.
On Monday, he reached out to surround suburbs with his message of peace asking those city leaders to share his message with their residents. “There are things we need to do as a community,” said Jackson. “Things don’t stop at the borders. The good, the bad and the ugly,” he said.
A few months ago, protestors took to the streets of Cleveland and those protests were mostly peaceful.
“The challenges don’t matter. It’s how you deal with those challenges that really define you. We as a city have dealt with challenges before the way in which we have overcome says to the world who we are as a city, as people,” said Jackson.