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List: Multiple protests planned for Saturday across Northeast Ohio

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Posted at 8:54 AM, Jun 06, 2020

There are multiple demonstrations that are expected to take place on Saturday as people all over Northeast Ohio rally against racial injustice and police brutality.

The protests are scheduled to happen in Akron, Cleveland, Avon and other cities.

You can read more about George Floyd coverage, here.

Here’s a list of the protests that are scheduled for Saturday (protests are listed in order of what time they occur):

AKRON

Noon, 4 p.m., 6 p.m. Justice for George Floyd rally in Downtown Akron.

There are multiple roads that have been closed in Downtown Akron due to the planned events.

  • High Street. - From Mill Street to State Street
  • Broadway - Mill Street to Buchtel Avenue
  • Maiden Lane from Mill Street to Buchtel Avenue
  • Bowery Street - from Main Street to S. Broadway Street
  • University Avenue at Wolf Ledges
  • Main Street - North of State Street to Perkins Street
  • High/Market, CitiCenter, Broadway, and Morley parking decks close at 10:30 a.m.

Port Clinton

12 p.m. unity march. Participants will gather in the parking lot across the street from Ottaway County Courthouse, 315 Madison Street.

PARMA

1 to 4 p.m. at Anthony Zielinski Park. Protesters will march to Parma City Hall and then to the Parma Justice Center.

MEDINA

1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at Medina Public Square

AVON

Aerial view of Avon protests

1:45 p.m. at Avon Aquatic Center, 36265 Detroit Road.

CLEVELAND

At 2 p.m., Members of the community gathered at the Cleveland Police Department’s Second District Precinct to protest and demand answers after Desmond Franklin, 22, a father of four children, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in April.

Hundreds gather in Cleveland to protest police violence

PHOTOS: Protesters rally for father of 4 killed by off-duty officer in Cleveland

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Protesters gather outside the Cleveland Police 2nd District precinct on June 6, 2020

2 p.m. Remembering Tamir Rice demonstration at Cudell Recreation Center, 10001 Detroit Ave.

Tamir, a 12-year-old boy gunned down by Cleveland police while he was playing with a toy gun outside the Cudell Recreation Center, was remembered Saturday at the very place he was killed six years ago. More here.

RELATED: Cleveland police say they have security plan for protest; barriers, metal fences stand ready

Ashtabula

4 to 7 p.m. at Kevin Cornelius Memorial Park, 130 West 44th Street.

Olmsted Falls

4 p.m. at city hall, 26100 Bagley Road.

Lorain

Protesters will gather in Lorain at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of West 21st Street and Broadway Avenue for an "Enough is Enough" rally and then march to Lorain City Hall.

Shaker Heights

8 p.m. at Gridley Triangle Park at the corner of Gridley Road and Lomond Boulevard.

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The Shaker Heights community gathered Saturday night at Gridley Triangle Park to remember George Floyd.

Speakers include:

  • Carmella Williams — Shaker Heights City Council
  • Ifeolu Claytor — Ohio Campaign Manager — All Voting is Local
  • Justin Bibb — chief strategy officer, Urbanova
  • Ayesha Bell Hardaway — vice president, Shaker Heights School Board; asst. professor of law, Case Western Reserve University
People gather to protest at Shaker Heights

  • People gather to protest at Shaker Heights

Strongsville

8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Strongsville Square, located at the corner of State Route 82 and Pearl Road.

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