12.4.17 Dozens turn out for today's KIDS SAFETY MARCH

 Protesters gather at dangerous E.12th and highway intersection. (Image - GoErie.)

Protesters gather at dangerous E.12th and highway intersection. (Image - GoErie.)

Three dozen supporters, most walking, one with a bike and a few volunteers driving, gathered for an early-morning non-violent protest starting at the north end of the Viaduct that featured protesters moving from corner to corner of the dangerous E.12th and East Ave. intersection. Some cars ignored folks in the crosswalk and made quick right turns on red, forcing pedestrians to WATCH OUT. Doris C commented on the high level of fumes along Rt.290 resulting in her feeling sick and getting a headache within a few minutes. A daily exposure of auto exhaust isn't good for public health, and, will not help Eastside children on their way to school.

 Protesters bring attention to dangerous intersection. (Image - Lisa Austin)

Protesters bring attention to dangerous intersection. (Image - Lisa Austin)

 Peaceful protesters listen to instructions from NAACP President Gary Horton. (Image - GoErie.)

Peaceful protesters listen to instructions from NAACP President Gary Horton. (Image - GoErie.)

 Beary Clark (WERG's "Mailman") says that walking over the Viaduct is safer than the highway. (Image - GoErie).

Beary Clark (WERG's "Mailman") says that walking over the Viaduct is safer than the highway. (Image - GoErie).

 Protesters protesting peacefully including Councilman Andre' Horton (far right) and Rev. Charles Mock, to the left of Horton. (Image - Lisa Austin)

Protesters protesting peacefully including Councilman Andre' Horton (far right) and Rev. Charles Mock, to the left of Horton. (Image - Lisa Austin)