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According to protesters, The Hub has been transformed into the ‘Hub of Heroin’ and the city appears unable to correct the crisis which has spread from East 145th Street to East 157th Street

Sound the Alarm: South Bronx Community in Crisis

Protesters displayed signs and held each other as a sign of solidarity.
Bronx Times
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A coalition of parents, educators, church leaders, children and senior citizens attended the ‘Sound the Alarm: South Bronx Community in Crisis’ rally on Saturday, October 13 at East 149th Street and 3rd Avenue to denounce the neighborhood’s increasing open-air drug use epidemic. According to protesters, The Hub has been transformed into the ‘Hub of Heroin’ and the city appears unable to correct the crisis which has spread from East 145th Street to East 157th Street.

Exhibits A to C were garbage, cardboard boxes usually made into makeshift homes and syringes and caps collected into an orange juice bottle.
An orange juice bottle held needles and caps discovered around the neighborhood.
Sophia (l) addressed the crowd on how the epidemic affects herself, her friends and the Bronx’s image.
A protestor held up a sign demanding for solutions for The Hub’s growing open air drug use.
Many protesters held up signs demanding change for their afflicted neighborhood.
Sophia (l) and her family supported the protesters in demanding a positive change for The Hub.
A priest held a vigil and prayer service at the rally’s conclusion.
Posted 12:00 am, October 19, 2018
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