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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A crowd of at least 500 people lined the streets in Athens for a peaceful protest on Tuesday, joining a day of demonstrations across the United States after the death of George Floyd. Throughout the afternoon, various people spoke from the steps of the county courthouse. Ohio University student KeShawn Mellon… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine dedicated most of his press conference about the coronavirus Tuesday to discussing racism in the state. “The essential function of government is to protect the most vulnerable among us,” DeWine said. “I am the governor for all of the state of Ohio. It is my job to serve all… Read More
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.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A peaceful protest was held in uptown Athens on Saturday as anger and protests mount across the United States over the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. A group of about one hundred students and supporters chanted, “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” crossing toward the College Green… Read More
Activism has long, historical roots in the United States that are sewn into the Constitution. The right for individuals to peaceably assemble has, and does, pave the way for groups to achieve political goals. But has activism changed? The OUtlet’s Juli Holbert takes a look at how different generations view protest and activism. Nina Richner,… Read More
Hundreds of people in Athens joined thousands of others calling for stricter gun control as part of March For Our Lives events taking place across the country Saturday. The Athens March For Our Lives was organized by the Ohio University College Democrats. The crowd gathered in front of Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium; marched from East Union Street,… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — About 70 people who were protesting President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations were arrested at Ohio University Wednesday night. The university said the protesters were arrested and charged with criminal trespass after they refused to leave a sit-in demonstration inside the student union building. The protest began at roughly 4:00 p.m. on… Read More