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July 6, 2022

Akron Declares State of Emergency Amid Protests

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The city of Akron, Ohio, declared a state of emergency following the eruption of chaotic protests over the fatal police shooting of Jayland Walker.

“Early yesterday, we had several peaceful protests in the downtown footprint related to the officer-involved shooting of Jayland Walker. These protests did not escalate to violence and destruction,” Mayor Dan Horrigan (D) said Monday in a statement

“However, as night fell and others began to join, the protests became no longer peaceful,” Horrigan continued, noting “significant property damage” in downtown Akron.

“Small businesses up and down Main St. have had their windows broken. We cannot and will not tolerate the destruction of property or violence,” he said.

Horrigan also announced that a curfew would be implemented downtown between 9 p.m. and 6 p.m. and canceled the fireworks scheduled for that night.

Protests erupted after police released body camera footage of Walker’s fatal shooting, showing eight officers firing a barrage of bullets at the 25-year-old as he fled a traffic stop last week. Walker’s body was found to have at least 60 gunshot wounds, according to Reuters.

“I fully support our residents’ right to peacefully assemble. What we have been calling for since the beginning, and what the Walker family and many community leaders and faith leaders have also urged, is peace,” Horrigan said.

Akron Police Chief Stephen Mylett said Walker had a gun in his car but left it on his front seat when he fled on foot. Police said that officers believed he fired a round from inside the vehicle before fleeing and that he was “moving into firing position” when he got out of his car.

A White House spokesperson called the footage “disturbing” and told Reuters that the Justice Department is closely monitoring the situation.

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9 comments on Akron Declares State of Emergency Amid Protests

  1. If these dirt
    Bags didn’t break the law there would be no shootings. Abey the law you bunch of animals. A concerned citizen.

    1. PathfinderChief says:

      ……..and there you have it, the only way it’s going to stop, is to remove the threat, where it occurs, and when it occurs. next thing is to remove every one of these “Woke” judges, who instantly turn these shi- stains back on the street before the paperwork is even done. If they can’t administer justice and uphold the law, kick their as-es to the curb, and get someone who will. Rehab comes AFTER punishment takes place, or there is no incentive to change one’s behavior! A busload of lawyers veered off the roadway, and went off a 100ft cliff, and there were no survivors. The local news was interviewing folks who possibly witnessed the accident. one man stated that it could’ve been even worse. The talking head asked, How could it possibly have been worse? The man stated, Well there could’ve been an empty seat!

    2. Brad Hendrie says:

      U R so very Correct that if they don’t do the dirty deeds, then no one would be killed.
      Then the MSM WILL COME TO THE DEFENSE OF THE GUILTY!
      TWO TIERS OF JUSTICE NOW.

  2. Bob Page says:

    Apparently some people are too stupid to realize that if you shoot at people (cops in particular) you will get shot and I applaud them for their willingness to protect the rest of us from these criminals with guns. What in the world is wrong with these people???

  3. Don says:

    The ONLY cure is the Richard Daley (Dem) fix but lib meccas are too stupid to allow it.

    1. Brad Hendrie says:

      U R so very Correct that if they don’t do the dirty deeds, then no one would be killed.
      Then the MSM WILL COME TO THE DEFENSE OF THE GUILTY!
      TWO TIERS OF JUSTICE NOW.

  4. maria says:

    seems to me death may have been suicide by cop.

    1. C2 says:

      I agree!

  5. dp says:

    Notice the pattern – peaceful protesters during the day.

    Paid agitators and agent provocateurs (BLM/Antifa) come out and start the rioting after dark… The way to stop this is, as always, to follow the money. Remove their funding and this stops – or at least scales back to a few true radicals. It is pretty widely known or is strongly suspected that George Soros, and a few others are funding this.

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