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Police Shootings Protestors Try To Give Ginther A Check

May 23, 2017

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Nearly 100 protesters tried to present a symbolic 5 thousand dollar check to Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther during a city hall demonstration last night.

But the protestors organized by the People's Justice Project were told Ginther was not there. The check is in response to a Ginther campaign fundraiser tonight where donors may give 5 thousand dollars for his 2019 re-election bid. The protesters said it shows the role of big money in local politics. They called for the firing of police officer Zachary Rosen, who was caught on video kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head, as well as the cancelation of the city’s summer safety initiative, and more spending on their community-focused public health initiatives.