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May 2020

“There is anger and rage,” but state leaders say that doesn’t justify violence

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Friday, May 29th 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — City and state leaders said they understand why people are angry and that while they have every right to protest but damaging property is going too far.

“We believe in peaceful protest, we want that to happen,” said Andrew Ginther (D), Columbus mayor. “We just don’t want the destruction of property, the looting, and those things.”

The comments came after demonstrations last night led to vandalism and property damage to businesses and the Ohio Statehouse downtown.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — City and state leaders said they understand why people are angry and that while they have every right to protest, but damaging property is going too far.

“We believe in peaceful protest, we want that to happen,” said Andrew Ginther (D), Columbus mayor. “We just don’t want the destruction of property, the looting, and those things.”

City and state leaders said they understand why people are angry and that while they have every right to protest, damaging property is going too far. (WSYX/WTTE)

The comments came after demonstrations last night led to vandalism and property damage to businesses and the Ohio Statehouse downtown.

Adrian Jones, with the Columbus Urban League, said the protests Thursday night were all about giving the voiceless a voice.

“Those are people who are believing that their voice is not being heard,” Jones said. “They’re trying to get themselves heard.”

This afternoon Governor Mike DeWine (R), held a press conference in part to tell every person in the African–American community that they are being heard.

by Tom Bosco

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