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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The planned “armed march” that was expected in all 50 state capitals and brought out heavy security resulted in just a few dozen protestors at the Ohio Statehouse. People describing themselves as the Ohio Boogaloo, along with supporters of Donald Trump and Joe Biden, shared space on the Statehouse… Read More
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
CUMBERLAND, Ky. (OVR) — It’s a quiet, foggy morning on Highway 119 in Cumberland, Kentucky. A railroad track runs along the highway, and here, Sand Hill Bottom Road crosses the tracks and turns to the right, leaving a rough triangle of gravel spattered with trash. You can hear crickets chirping, birds twittering, cars passing on 119…. Read More
About 3 million more guns than usual have been sold since the pandemic started. And nearly half of all the sales appear to be to those buying guns for the first time.
In the three-plus weeks since George Floyd’s death, the protests that began in Minneapolis over policing, race and the use of force have grown into a national reckoning on these issues. Some areas of the country with few Black residents are experiencing Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Stephanie Sy reports on how the coalition has widened… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Protesters have seized on the death of a recent college graduate in Ohio in their fight against excessive force by police, though how the woman died remains undetermined. Sarah Grossman, 22, of Dayton, died May 30 after participating in Columbus demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. An early theory that… Read More
The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey found Americans see the nationwide protests as legitimate — a big shift from the 1960s — and almost half strongly disapprove of the job President Trump is doing.
Researchers say police should not be using tear gas or pepper spray against protesters: they make people cough droplets, and also damage the body in ways that could make people sicker from COVID-19.
Hours before the city’s first night of curfew Saturday, Columbus Police dispersed downtown protestors following a day of contentious demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd. Police cars were parked on nearly every street, cordoning off the area and leaving the area empty. Protesters marched peacefully that morning at the Ohio Statehouse, but the environment grew… Read More
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer who planted a knee on the black man’s neck, has been detained by state officials. For days, a video of the arrest has elicited fury across the country.
A coalition of advocates say the bill, which creates a new criminal mischief prohibition, can have a chilling effect on protesting at places like oil and gas pipelines. About two dozen people from environmental, anti-poverty, and religious groups interrupted a House committee meeting with loud chants. Their demonstration spilled out of the committee room and into a… Read More
LAWN, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say two people who locked themselves to equipment at a Mountain Valley Pipeline work site have been arrested. WOAY-TV reports 22-year-old Andrew J. Saltzberg and 21-year-old Cameron B. Angeiopouus were charged with trespassing on Thursday. The station says the two were protesting the pipeline in Lawn, an unincorporated community in Greenbrier… Read More