Pro-streetcar supporters rally downtown

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - John Cranley said that his first order of business as Cincinnati's mayor is stopping the streetcar project, but he is facing opposition from some people in the Tri-state.

An assembly called "Line the Line: A Rally for the Streetcar" took place today in Over the Rhine. It was organized by a group calling themselves "Believe in Cincinnati" and encouraged people to line up along the streetcar route to create a strong visual image of their endorsement of the project.

The rally began at Washington Park with a press conference where the group announced their plans to be ready for any action by City Council to stop the streetcar. Former Cincinnati vice mayor Roxanne Qualls spoke at the conference, and the crowd held green balloons and signs in support of the movement.

Participants lined up along the route beginning at 12th and Elm St. There were reportedly almost 1000 supporters in attendance.

The pro-streetcar rally comes one day before a scheduled hearing about shutting the project down.

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