Protest of Downtown library sale continues Wednesday after former employee was arrested

CINCINNATI -- More protesters plan to gather Wednesday night in opposition of the proposed sale of the North Building of the Downtown branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

On Monday, a former staff member was arrested as he passed out fliers expressing opposition to the sale. By Monday evening, the charges against Charles Campbell were dropped and library officials apologized for the incident.

Charles Campbell, a former library worker, was arrested when he passed out fliers in opposition to the proposed North Building sale

The security guard who arrested Campbell was suspended while the library investigates the incident.

"I am pleased that they have at least partially come to their senses," Campbell said. "However, I'm very disappointed that an individual employee -- a security guard -- has been held responsible and suspended for the failures of this library administration and board."

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Campbell is now allowed back on library property. Monday night, more protesters will gather at the North Building of the Downtown library at 6:30.

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