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Protesters across the U.S. met outside NFL stadiums over the weekend to protest police brutality and show support for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In Cleveland, they used it as an opportunity to show support for the Browns ahead of their season opener.

A small group took a knee by the iconic “FREE” stamp in Willard Park. It was a symbolic gesture after a dozen Browns players knelt during the national anthem before a preseason game against the New York Giants.

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Westboro Baptist Church, known for its messages against the LGBTQ community and others, turned its attention to Cincinnati on Wednesday with demonstrations at Oak Hills High School, The University of Cincinnati, and the Duke Energy Convention Center.

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At least four Confederate commemorations have been taken down in Ohio, in response to last week's Charlottesville, Va., clash between white nationalist protesters and anti-racist counter-protestors that left three people dead.

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More than a dozen people on Saturday waved Confederate flags and called for the return of a Confederate monument to its historic location in the Warren County city of Franklin.

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As protesters around the country push for the removal of Confederate monuments, a group rallied near the Ohio Statehouse against a different kind of statue: one of Christopher Columbus.

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A decades-old monument honoring Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee has been removed from a street corner in Franklin, Ohio, a city in Warren County.

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An Athens County man who was hit by a car that drove into a crowd of protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia says he’ll be back to marching as soon as he can.

Protesters rally outside the Ohio Statehouse.
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There are important “do’s” and “don'ts” to protesting, according to the ACLU of Ohio, which is holding a workshop in Columbus to teach people how to demonstrate within their constitutional rights.

Updated Aug. 12 at 10:04 p.m. ET

Three people died and about 35 were injured in a day of violence that began with clashes at a white nationalist rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., Gov. Terry McAuliffe said.

One of those killed was a 32-year-old female pedestrian who was hit by a car that plowed into marchers, authorities said. The driver of the car, James Alex Fields is being held on charges including second degree murder. Police say he's from Ohio.

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At least 100 people gathered Saturday afternoon outside the Beavercreek Walmart store where John Crawford III was shot and killed by a police officer three years ago.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to a crowd of officers at the Columbus Police Academy on Wednesday, saying the country "must create a culture that is hostile to drug abuse."

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Two replica Christopher Columbus ships are sailing across the Great Lakes this summer, offering visitors a chance to learn about the famous explorer's voyages. But Native American activists say the ships only tell half of a story.

Supporters of a former UC Police officer planned a march Monday evening at the Purple People Bridge. The demonstration was supposed to send a message of solidarity to Ray Tensing and police in general. It was canceled.

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The ACLU of Ohio filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Columbus Police on behalf of three protesters who say they were targeted and pepper sprayed during a January 30 march against President Trump's travel ban.

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At least 16 people were arrested by Columbus Police on Friday at a protest that drew around 50 people to Sen. Rob Portman’s office downtown.

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