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Bill Would Crack Down On Looting And Rioting

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Two Republican state lawmakers are introducing a bill that they say will crack down on people they call looters and rioters – those who perpetuate violence or damage to property as part of protests. State Representative Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison) says the bill protects free speech of protestors. “This bill, in no way,… Read More

World responds to protests sparked by George Floyd’s death

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Demonstrations condemning police brutality and systemic racism continued throughout the weekend across the US, as worldwide, activists joined in solidarity. In Hong Kong, police have banned the annual Tiananmen Square vigil set to mark the 1989 massacre of peaceful protesters by authorities. In Colombia’s Amazon rainforest, coronavirus is threatening the Indigenous communities that make up a majority of the region’s population.

Lawsuit Settled Over Flag-Burning Arrest at GOP Convention

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CLEVELAND (AP) – The city of Cleveland will pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a protester arrested during a flag-burning at the Republican National Convention in 2016. Steven Fridley of Cleveland was one of more than 15 people arrested near the site of the GOP convention. A judge threw out the charges against… Read More