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Opinion: Protests, Riots and Looting – The Why Behind the What

Chase McCants Chase McCants Opinion: Protests, Riots and Looting – The Why Behind the What

My goal this weekend was to avoid social networks and social media as much as I could. It pains me to say that the recorded concentration of violence against black people, unrest in Columbus (along with many other cities), and the reaction to that unrest has weighed pretty heavily on me. Still, I felt compelled […]

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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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Photos: Protests Continue for Second Day in Columbus

Brian J. Robinson Brian J. Robinson Photos: Protests Continue for Second Day in Columbus

Editor’s Note: Protestors gathered for a second day in Downtown Columbus following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. The protests largely centered around the Ohio Statehouse and surrounding streets. For the second night in a row, some rioting followed the protest, resulting in minor property damage. Protestors have returned to the […]

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Four Arrested During Protest at PRIDE Parade

Walker Evans Walker Evans Four Arrested During Protest at PRIDE Parade

Protestors at the annual PRIDE Parade and Festival are not an uncommon sight, and are typically present to showcase anti-LGBTQ sentiment. But one group today took to the street to protest for different reasons, and the event resulted in police intervention and the arrest of four protestors. According to a post published on the International […]

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Gallery: People’s State of the City Rally Asks ‘Where is Mayor Ginther?’

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Gallery: People’s State of the City Rally Asks ‘Where is Mayor Ginther?’

Tuesday evening saw the gathering of local activist organizations outside the Bluestone on East Broad Street, where Mayor Andrew Ginther, members of Columbus City Council, and the Columbus Partnership were having their donor dinner. PJP member Amber Evans, who led the rally, described the Columbus Partnership as “a string of corporations, of businesses, of health […]

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