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Hundreds of people gather in front of the Hamilton County Courthouse before moving on to Cincinnati City Hall, June 2, 2020. Photo by: Josh Bazan
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Hundreds of protesters gather outside Cincinnati City Hall to protest racism and police brutality, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Pat LaFleur
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Hundreds of protesters, some on bikes and other carrying signs and chanting, gather on Plum Street in front of Cincinnati City Hall, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Pat LaFleur
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A group of protesters leaving Cincinnati City Hall head for the Hamilton County Courthouse, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Josh Bazan
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Protesters march down Court Street, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Josh Bazan
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Protesters hold signs on Court Street near the Hamilton County Courthouse, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Pat LaFleur
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Protesters gather for a fifth day outside of the Hamilton County Courthouse, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Pat LaFleur
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Protesters gather in West Chester Township Tuesday evening.Photo by: WCPO
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Protesters met at West Chester's Union Center Square on June 2, 2020, to add their voices to the ongoing swell of outrage against police brutality.Photo by: Keenan Singleton
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Protesters met at West Chester's Union Center Square on June 2, 2020, to add their voices to the ongoing swell of outrage against police brutality.Photo by: Keenan Singleton
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Protesters met at West Chester's Union Center Square on June 2, 2020, to add their voices to the ongoing swell of outrage against police brutality.Photo by: Keenan Singleton
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Protesters met at West Chester's Union Center Square on June 2, 2020, to add their voices to the ongoing swell of outrage against police brutality.Photo by: Keenan Singleton
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Olivia, a sixth-grader, holds her homemade sign at a protest against police brutality on June 2, 2020. “I want people to be inspired by my sign," she said.Photo by: Madeline Fening
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Protesters gather in West Chester for a fifth night of demonstrations, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Kennan Oliphant
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Protesters gather in West Chester for a fifth night of demonstrations, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Kennan Oliphant
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Protesters gather in West Chester for a fifth night of demonstrations, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Kennan Oliphant
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People kneel in West Chester at a rally against racism and police brutality on June 2, 2020.Photo by: Madeline Fening
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Protesters gather in West Chester for protests against racism and police brutality, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Kennan Oliphant
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Protesters gather in West Chester for protests against racism and police brutality, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Kennan Oliphant
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Protesters speak in West Chester: “I was raised in the south by racists...the fight (for equality) starts at the dinner table. Talk to your parents.”Photo by: Madeline Fening
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Police in riot gear convene outside the Hamilton County Courthouse with curfew less than a half hour away, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Larry Seward
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Protesters kneel in West Chester's Town Center, June 2, 2020.Photo by: Madeline Fening
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“Why do they want to be police? ‘We have control if we have the badge, it doesn’t matter if I only make $30k a year’ — you have to ask why," one speaker said at a protest in West Chester on June 2, 2020.Photo by: Madeline Fening
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“We have PTSD handed down to us. I’ve been scared of white men my whole life. I went to Lakota West High School and had to leave my senior year because I was racially profiled," said one speaker at a protest in West Chester on June 2, 2020.Photo by: Madeline Fening
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Just 20 minutes until curfew, protesters share their stories in West Chester. Police say protesters can continue to assemble if things stay peaceful.Photo by: Madeline Fening
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Sharon Dewon Smith told demonstrators in West Chester she’s planning a community barbecue for law enforcement and citizens to attend together. She said she wants to strengthen the connection between police and the people they serve.Photo by: Madeline Fening
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As the West Chester protest wraps up, new friends share phone numbers, Snapchats and hugs. One demonstrator yelled “thank you for not gassing us at curfew” to the police chief as night fell on June 2, 2020.Photo by: Madeline Fening