Residents Look for Information on Rosa Parks Apartment Vandalism

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By Alabama News Network

Those who live in the neighborhood where the former apartment of Rosa Parks was vandalized are coming together to catch whoever is responsible.

Residents of the Cleveland Court area will hold a rally next Monday at Gateway Park to collect donations in order to offer a reward for information about the incident.

Residents say coming together is a way to honor the civil rights icon.

"She stood for us 59 years ago, and the least we can do is stand for her. The main thing we want to do is encourage the churches in the neighborhood organizations like the health club and others that over the next few days we come together and increase this one thousand dollar reward, said Thad McClammy, state representative for the 76th District and resident of the area.

Police say copper was stolen from Parks' former apartment and six other units that were undergoing renovations sometime between Friday and Monday.

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