CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Demonstrations continue throughout Northeast Ohio to stand up for racial justice after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
This evening, a crowd has gathered together at Grace Park in Akron for a rally. You can watch in the player above.
Earlier on Wednesday, a peaceful protest took place in Cleveland Heights with the cooperation of the police department.
"We recognize and welcome the right of our residents to express their opinions and to be heard. To help facilitate the process and ensure peace, we reached out the organizers of the protest who were receptive to working with City officials to have a successful and meaningful protest. We want to thank them in advance for their cooperation and look forward to a peaceful demonstration," the department wrote in its post.
On Tuesday, protesters peacefully gathered outside Cleveland's First District police station on the city's west side.
Curfew restrictions in Cleveland are continuing through Friday, June 5. Between Wednesday, June 3 and Friday, June 5, the Restricted Area in Cleveland -- which includes the Central Business District within the municipal boundaries of the City of Cleveland and the W. 25th Market District -- will be permitted to be open for ordinary business activity from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and under curfew restrictions from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Exemptions have been made for credentialed media, residents of the restricted areas, essential medical personnel and essential City personnel.
The extension of Cleveland's curfew restrictions comes after an initially peaceful protest of the killing of a Minnesota man named George Floyd turned violent on Saturday and led to a Proclamation of Civil Emergency in Cleveland.