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Protesters gather near Cincinnati Police District 1 headquarters calling for police accountability

Demonstrators dispersed by 9 p.m.
Posted at 7:31 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 21:14:14-04

CINCINNATI — Approximately 100 people gathered on the grass island in the middle of Central Parkway near Cincinnati Police District 1 headquarters on Ezzard Charles Drive, holding signs and chanting for police reform.

One of WCPO's reporters on the scene was handed a flier with the headline "Let's build a Socialist movement for Black liberation."

The document went on to list "prosecution of all killer cops" and "democratic oversight of public safety" among their stated goals.

As of 7:30 p.m., the protests remained peaceful and, so far, there have been no confrontations between protesters and police.

By 9 p.m., many protesters began to disperse as organizers announced they planned similar demonstrations Monday.

WCPO will update this story as we learn more.