100 fearless movement hand out ribbons for solidarity

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Organizers of the 100 fearless men movement say they are growing in numbers.

The group is pounding the pavement, walking the streets to stop gun violence in the city.

“We’re tired of talking. We are out here, we are bringing some action and we are knocking on doors and meeting these individuals,” said Shawn Hunter, 100 Fearless Men.

The group knocked on doors and spoke to neighbors in the Bluestone Apartment complex handing out red ribbons to tie outside their houses.

“These red ribbons are given to residents who accept them to show that we are in solidarity and a solidarity in stopping violence and gun violence,” said Shawn Hunter, 100 Fearless Men.

People in the complex are no strangers to violence, as a murder happened there this year.

“All this nonsense and violence that’s going on is ridiculous how they are killing one another. It’s not a black thing and it’s not a white thing, it’s a community thing because we all are people,” said Harold Durham, lives in the Bluestone Park Apartments.

“We’ve got kids and stuff out here and they don’t need to be seeing it, they just need to grow up and be kids,” said Dari Harrison, lives in Bluestone Park Apartments.

Dari Harrison lives in the complex.

He is proud to display the ribbon on a tree in his front yard.

“To be honest, violence period is crazy,” said Dari Harrison, lives in Bluestone Park Apartments.

Which is why the 100 fearless are hoping to paint the town red, with ribbons of solidarity.

The organization plans to travel to different neighborhoods around the whole city to show their presence in the Roanoke area.

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