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Photos: Thousands Protest Police Violence in Columbus on Saturday

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Thousands Protest Police Violence in Columbus on Saturday

Editor’s Note: For the third day in a row, protestors gathered in Downtown Columbus to stand against police brutality and the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Thousands peacefully gathered on and around the grounds of The Ohio Statehouse. Multiple reports were provided to Columbus Underground of police aggression including that […]

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Ohio Legislators Consider Bill that Could Limit Right to Protest

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Legislators Consider Bill that Could Limit Right to Protest

Last week, the Ohio Senate held a committee hearing on a bill that opponents say could limit the right to protest. Senate Bill 250, called “Protect critical infrastructure facilities from mischief,” would make it a more serious and expensive crime to trespass or cause property damage to oil and gas pipelines and other industry infrastructure. […]

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As Kavanaugh Awaits Confirmation, Some Fear Future of Abortion Access, Affordable Care Act

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega As Kavanaugh Awaits Confirmation, Some Fear Future of Abortion Access, Affordable Care Act

DC isn’t the only place gathering protesters this Tuesday. As the US Senate was holding the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, local activists from a number of organizations gathered outside of Sen. Rob Portman’s office Downtown. They’re calling on Portman, who introduced Kavanaugh at the hearing, and Sen. Sherrod Brown […]

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Gays Against Guns – Protesting FedEx’s 26 percent NRA Discount

  Gays Against Guns – Protesting FedEx’s 26 percent NRA Discount

JOIN Gays Against Guns for our VERY FIRST NATIONAL ACTION! GAG chapters from Orlando to San Francisco will be banding together to DEMAND that FEDEX end its discount program with the National Rifle Association. In Columbus, meet us at the FedEx on Olentangy (across from Lennox) this coming Wednesday, July 11th, from 8:00-9:00pm. It’s a […]

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Ohio Rally to Abolish ICE

Anne Evans Anne Evans Ohio Rally to Abolish ICE

ICE is not just tearing apart families of undocumented people at the border. Here in Ohio, the agency is actively working to target, harass, and criminalize immigrants, directly furthering the Trump regime’s cruel white nationalist agenda. On July 9, at 9am we will rally to #aboliceICE outside the Ohio Statehouse at the corner of High […]

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BlackPride4 Take Over Stonewall Community Conversation, Reject Organization Leadership

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega BlackPride4 Take Over Stonewall Community Conversation, Reject Organization Leadership

Editor’s note: This article was updated to include a more accurate estimate of the number of protesters present, as well as additional input from Stonewall Board Member Joshua Snyder-Hill. When Stonewall Columbus planned their community dialogue, it didn’t include a BlackPride4 hijack. They didn’t expect 100 protesters to filter in and disrupt it. And they […]

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15 Arrested During Sit-In at Sen. Portman’s Office

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker 15 Arrested During Sit-In at Sen. Portman’s Office

After a morning of peaceful sit-ins on the first floor of Sen. Rob Portman’s office building, Columbus police officers began forcibly removing disabled activists from their wheelchairs with sudden levels of force and aggression. Officers policing Portman’s 37 W. Broad St. office resorted to force 3 p.m. Friday, minutes after claiming the activists were blocking […]

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