Cleveland Councilman is sleeping outside alone during an around-the-clock vigil

Residents can sit around the campfire with Councilman Basheer Jones

Cleveland Councilman is sleeping outside alone during an around-the-clock vigil
Councilman Basheer Jones, in an effort to call attention to street violence, will be camping alone in a tent for 48 hours in a vacant lot at the corner of East 79th Street and Superior Avenue.

CLEVELAND, WOIO - Ward 7 councilman Basheer Jones is sleeping outside alone for 48 hours to bring attention to street violence.

Councilman Basheer Jones, in an effort to call attention to street violence, will be camping alone in a tent for 48 hours in a vacant lot at the corner of East 79th Street and Superior Avenue.
Councilman Basheer Jones, in an effort to call attention to street violence, will be camping alone in a tent for 48 hours in a vacant lot at the corner of East 79th Street and Superior Avenue.

“We need to talk about our children dying on our streets,” Jones said. “We need to talk about education, quality-of-life issues and community involvement.”

Jones will be sleeping alone in a tent at the corner of East 79th Street and Superior Avenue. The vigil begins October 11, and continues to 9:00 a.m., Saturday.

In October of 2016 Jones camped alone at the site for 72 hours. He is inviting residents to join him for a camp fire before he turns in.

Councilman Basheer Jones, in an effort to call attention to street violence, will be camping alone in a tent for 48 hours in a vacant lot at the corner of East 79th Street and Superior Avenue.
Councilman Basheer Jones, in an effort to call attention to street violence, will be camping alone in a tent for 48 hours in a vacant lot at the corner of East 79th Street and Superior Avenue.

Jones said, "If you want change, you don’t have time to be afraid.

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