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Police officers in riot gear stand on Third Street as a small Indiana Klan group rallied in Courthouse Square in 2019..
Jess Mador / WYSO

The KKK-affiliated, Indiana-based hate group that rallied in Dayton last year has applied for a permit to do it again this fall.

Elizabeth and John Cross.
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John Cross didn’t think he was military material after a childhood battle with polio left him with a weakened upper body. But a dire need for soldiers led him to enlist in the National Guard. 

Mayor Andrew Ginther gives his State Of The City speech on February 13, 2020.
Shelley Fisher / City Of Columbus

Mayor Andrew Ginther's office announced Friday that they are working to set up a meeting with protesters who interrupted his annual State Of The City address.

Demonstrators shouting chants outside of a House Public Utilities Committee hearing in the Ohio Statehouse.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

A coalition of advocates say an Ohio bill that creates a new criminal mischief prohibition can have a chilling effect on protesting at places like oil and gas pipelines.

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Two activists were arrested during the city of Columbus' Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday morning while protesting the 2018 police killing of a black teenager.

On an unusually warm January afternoon, 28-year-old Icy Coomber attended a poster-making session for the fourth annual Women's March in Washington, D.C.

Unlike the friend she accompanied to the event, Coomber did not participate in any of the previous anti-Trump demonstrations. Three years ago, the first march drew hundreds of thousands of people to the nation's capital and hosted sister marches in cities around the world.

A truck passes a sign against the NEXUS pipeline on the property of Kathy Cikotte, in Berlin Heights, Ohio, on July 16, 2015.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

An advocacy group is opposing an Ohio bill that would restrict protests at sites that are considered "critical infrastructure facilities,” including oil and gas pipelines.

Afkham Davis, who joined a Columbus protest on Saturday, says she fears for her family in Iran.
Roger Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

Following the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, some Ohioans took to the streets in several cities this weekend.

2019 has become known as a year of protest. But this year does not exist in isolation: Protests have been emblematic of the entire past decade.

The 2010s began with the Arab Spring and Occupy protests, and are ending with a swell of anti-government demonstrations in India, Iraq, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Latin America, parts of Europe and beyond. The middle years likewise were marked by major protests on multiple continents, from Iran to Ukraine, South Korea, Zimbabwe and Greece.

Roughly 200 people rallied in front of Republican Congressman Mike Turner’s office Tuesday in downtown Dayton in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump.

A coalition of Dayton anti-Trump groups organized the protest to coincide with similar so-called “Nobody Is Above the Law” rallies held in cities across the United States ahead of Wednesday’s expected House vote on impeachment.

Here’s what some protesters at the gathering had to say.

Participants in the University of Dayton vigil gathered last year outside the Butler County Jail, an ICE facility, to mark International Human Rights Day.
University of Dayton Human Rights Center

For the second year in a row, protesters will hold a candlelight vigil outside the Butler County Correctional Complex, a regional ICE facility in Hamilton.

President Trump said Friday he supports pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. But he stopped short of saying he would sign legislation requiring sanctions against China for any crackdown on Hong Kong protesters.

"We have to stand with Hong Kong, but I'm also standing with President Xi," Trump said in an interview on the Fox News program Fox and Friends. "He's a friend of mine."

A days-long tense standoff between protesters and police is grinding on at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The numbers of protesters barricaded inside the school has dwindled to about 100, and their food supplies are rapidly depleting after police surrounded the campus on Sunday.

Violence erupted this weekend around a besieged Hong Kong university, as protesters threw petrol bombs and fired arrows at police in an attempt to keep control of the campus.

As protesters hunker down at university campuses in Hong Kong, police are accusing them of firing arrows and tossing Molotov cocktails off bridges. The clashes between protesters and police are a sign that violence continues to escalate in Hong Kong, even after more than five months of intense protests over concerns that China is seeking to limit freedoms there.

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