Statement from Council President Shannon G. Hardin on Curfew and Failure to Disperse Charges
[COLUMBUS, OH] The following statement can be attributed in
full, or in part, to Columbus City Council President Shannon G. Hardin:
"After more than a week of protests, Mayor Ginther lifted
the curfew yesterday and peaceful demonstrations continued into the evening.
"I am calling for those charged with violating curfew and
‘failure to disperse’ to have their charges dropped immediately. Folks don’t
need to be penalized for peacefully assembling and making their voices heard.
The City should be focused on implementing the recommendations
of the Community Safety Advisory Commission.”