Columbus Police confront protesters at a demonstration downtown on June 2, 2020.
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Columbus is planning to dismiss all charges against those arrested for breaking curfew during the last few weeks' protests.

People arrested by Cincinnati Police for violating the city's recent curfew will not have the charges against them dismissed. But they could soon have options to avoid prosecution.

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CoGo bike share locations have reopened downtown, after mass closures requested by the city. 

A woman sits in the street with her fist raised while police gather on High Street.
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Columbus City Council members are calling for charges to be dropped against protesters arrested for violating curfew and "failure to disperse."

Columbus Police blockade the intersection of Broad and High Streets in downtown Columbus on May 30, 2020.
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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has rescinded the citywide 10 p.m. curfew that was put in place last week. This comes after a federal lawsuit was filed claiming the curfew violated constitutional rights.

Anthony Body spent Monday at the Justice Center. It’s part of his job as a staffer at the Bail Project, to be there, helping defendants who can’t afford their bonds.

Afterwards, he chatted with Cleveland Municipal Judge Michelle Earley, who thanked him for his work.

But later that day, police stopped Body twice, eventually arresting him for violating Cleveland’s curfew order — even though he’s a Downtown resident who was heading back to work at the Justice Center.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley on Wednesday pushed back the city's curfew from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., which will be in effect starting now through Monday, June 8, at 6 a.m.

People hand out water bottles and supplies as protesters march on High Street in Columbus on June 2, 2020.
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Columbus Police arrest records released Wednesday contradict repeated claims by Mayor Andrew Ginther and Chief Tom Quinlan that the destructive elements of local protests were led by "outside agitators."

Louisville, Ky., resident David McAtee was shot and killed during a police response to a curfew violation early Monday. Both police and National Guard members were on the scene and fired shots. The incident has led to the firing of the police chief.

Cincinnati is extending a weekend curfew implemented as protests continue with more planned Sunday and Monday. A citywide curfew will now begin at 9 p.m., running through at least Tuesday morning.

A woman sits in the street with her fist raised while police gather on High Street.
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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.

A peaceful protest turned into a skirmish with police officers in downtown Dayton, as hundreds gathered to protest the death of George Floyd.

Around 400 people gathered midday Saturday to protest police violence against Black people. Floyd died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd down with his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.

Crowds protesting the killing of George Floyd in downtown Columbus on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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Gov. Mike DeWine is calling the Ohio National Guard into service after three days of violent protests in downtown Columbus.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced a city-wide curfew from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. beginning Saturday. Anyone on the streets past then can be arrested, he said.