Crowd marches through downtown Middletown in latest Butler County protest

A crowd began to gather outside the Middletown city building at about 3 p.m. today in the latest Butler County protest after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota.

The city closed the city building at 2 p.m., presumably because the protest was scheduled. Concrete barricades were set up to prevent driving through side drives near the building.

Not long after arriving, the crowd marched down Main Street. It then circled back to the city building, where that event ended after about 45 minutes.

Our reporter at the scene:

The event Wednesday followed a Tuesday night protest in West Chester that included some who had been in downtown Cincinnati at events earlier in the day. There were emotional speeches given, and the even broke peacefully at about 10:30 p.m. after about four hours.

West Chester Twp. trustees established a 10 p.m. curfew during the event, which lasted until after dark and remained peaceful with many crowd interactions with police.


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