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The FBI on Friday arrested two out-of-state men, accusing them of bringing weapons and flammable materials to Saturday’s protest in Downtown Cleveland.

According to the Bureau’s Cleveland office, agents arrested Brandon Long and Devon Poland in Erie, Pennsylvania Friday morning. The pair were stopped Downtown on the night of the protests by Cleveland police officers after the curfew was put in place.

GCAC and CAPA paid local artists to paint murals over boarded-up windows at the Ohio Theatre.
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Bold block letters are painted on plywood boards covering the front doors of the Ohio Theatre: "Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise."

In nationwide demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd and other black Americans, protesters are frequently pepper-sprayed or enveloped in clouds of tear gas.

Protesters march down High Street in Columbus on June 2, 2020.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Public health experts worried that COVID-19 would continue to spread even as states reopen. Those concerns have been compounded recently, as large crowds gather to protest police brutality and the killings of black Americans. 

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Sporadic downpours didn’t entirely dampen demonstrations in downtown Columbus, which entered a second week on Thursday.

Before she was a hashtag or a headline, before protesters around the country chanted her name, Breonna Taylor was a 26-year-old woman who played cards with her aunts and fell asleep watching movies with friends.

That changed on March 13, when police officers executing a no-knock warrant in the middle of the night killed her in her apartment in Louisville, Ky.

Some Over-the-Rhine businesses are open and others remain closed as the coronavirus pandemic and protests over the police killing of George Floyd continue.

Protesters in front of the Ohio Statehouse in honor of George Floyd, on June 2, 2020.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the demonstrations that sprung up across the country after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

As protests continue across Ohio and the country, the state's Republican U.S. Senator says President Trump could be doing more to help those demonstrations from spiraling into violence.

A group of artists were paid to paint temporary murals over the boarded-up windows of the Ohio Theatre on June 2, 2020, after it was damaged during protests.
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The Central Ohio African-American Chamber of Commerce is helping several black-owned businesses pick up the pieces after being damaged during recent protests.

Media Coverage Of Protests

Jun 4, 2020
Protesters closing down the intersection of Livingston and Lockbourne Avenues.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Journalists face increased scrutiny of how they cover the demonstrations that have bloomed across the country in protest of the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis last week.

In some cases, they have become part of the story, having been pepper-sprayed, tear-gassed, struck by bottles and bricks and even arrested while they cover the demonstrations.

On occasion, how they cover the story, the words and syntax of the telling, have attracted criticism.

Crowds protesting the killing of George Floyd in downtown Columbus on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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Columbus Public Health says there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a person who showed symptoms last Thursday, May 27, but still attended protests in downtown Columbus.

Protestors gathered at the Ohio Statehouse for the seventh consecutive day on Wednesday, June 3.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Protests remained peaceful for the second consecutive day in downtown Columbus on Wednesday, a week after demonstrations sprung up over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.

Venturing further into the public discourse he had largely held back from since relinquishing the Oval Office to President Trump, former President Barack Obama joined a virtual town hall Wednesday to advocate for the kind of hope and change that once inspired a nation to twice elect him as its leader.

Protesters kneel at the Kingsdale Shopping Center in Upper Arlington on June 3, 2020.
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Protests have come to the suburbs of Columbus. At noon Wednesday, hundreds gathered in the parking lot of the Kingsdale Shopping Center, in front of the blue-tiled building that once held a Lazarus department store. 

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