Man uses wheelchair to raise awareness about violence in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 2, 2016) -- An Indianapolis man uses his wheelchair to send a hopeful and clear message to Mayor Joe Hogsett.

On Saturday, Richard Propes made 120 laps around Monument Circle in his wheelchair to honor the 120 children and young people killed by violence in Indianapolis since 2008.

Propes' effort is to encourage Mayor Hogsett to make reducing violence in the city a top priority.

"We`re in a pretty serious time in the city in terms of violence, and so hopefully this will serve as a call to action to say that you know... we need to do something,"said Propes.

Propes began cruising around Monument Circle at 9 a.m., and it took him most of the day to complete the full 120 laps.

At one point, Mayor Hogsett stopped by to encourage him and say thank you.

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