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Group plans protest outside Cuyahoga County Jail regarding inmate conditions during pandemic

Cuyahoga County Jail
Posted at 1:24 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 16:26:52-04

CLEVELAND — Protesters are expected to gather outside the Cuyahoga County Jail Saturday afternoon to speak out about the welfare of inmates inside the jail during the coronavirus pandemic.

The protesters are part of a group called “Refuse Fascism” that plans to hold rallies in major cities across the country this weekend.

The group said it seeks the following:

  • Provide aid and protection for humanity globally, not just for Americans, based on international co-operation, not competition.
  • Provide ventilators and hospital beds for those needing intensive care and mass testing to provide information needed to slow the spread of the virus.
  • Provide Personal Protective Equipment for all health workers.
  • Ensure health and safety from the virus of all those in jail, prison, or ICE detention camps
  • Immediate release of everyone not convicted of a violent crime and of asylum seekers and families.
  • The immediate removal of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

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