Spring 2020 Uprising

Amid a global pandemic with record unemployment, residents take to the streets to protest the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Cleveland's Desmond Franklin and others.

We arrived right around 2pm at the free stamp. There were multiple groups of people with speakers. At one, a man yelled out “all lives matter.” It’s feels tense for a second, people chant “black lives matter” in return and things move along without issue. We check out another hub of speakers that we can’t hear very well and soon the march began. We marched to the main entrance of the justice center and weaved our way to the main organizers, who were conducting speeches. Some people nearby began pounding on the windows of the justice center. The BLM organizers urged them to stop, to not…

My name is Steven Thomas McCarthy III, I was in downtown Cleveland, Ohio on May 30th from about 1PM to about 6PM. I'm not sure what time, but the organized protest itself that I was a part of had moved from its original meeting point in the Free Stamp park to the front steps of the Justice Center. The police had the front steps surrounded, essentially forming a U shape that started on one side of the front doors, down the steps and across the bottom of the steps and then back up the steps on the other side to disallow people to be on the steps or near the doorways. I was standing East of the…

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Man arrested in Luke Easter Park during Black Lives Matter Cleveland "Fuck Yo 4th Of July…

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On Saturday, May 30th my partner and I attended a demonstration on the North side of the Justice…

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