NewsLocal News


WATCH: University of Akron students protest 'Divisive Concepts' bill

University of Akron
Posted at 12:12 PM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 13:08:36-05

AKRON, Ohio — On Wednesday, students at the University of Akron and Kent State University are staging protests against House Bill 327, the so-called "divisive concepts" bill, making its way through the statehouse that opponents say would lead to book bans and censorship of teachers at primary schools and state universities.

Organizers say students will hold up signs with the names and photos of historical figures and events that could be censored from being taught if HB 327 passes.

READ MORE: Book bans accelerate in Ohio as new bill aims to prohibit 'controversial' topics

News 5 statehouse reporter Morgan Trau will have a full story on this bill on News 5 this evening.

Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.

You can also catch News 5 Cleveland on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more. We're also on Amazon Alexa devices. Learn more about our streaming options here.