This weekend I went to a march in Akron in support of Black Lives Matter.
It was peaceful. The organizers threatened to beat down anyone who wasn’t. The mayor was there. I think it was a bit under duress. They didn’t say a whole lot of nice things about him to his face. The police were mostly guarding police headquarters. There was a helicopter overhead and people up on office building roofs. I saw a group of mounted police but they left just as the protest was getting started.