Ontario Protest Shuts Down Traffic
By: Brian Skowronski 6-5-2020
Ontario - A group of protestors shut down traffic Friday night in Ontario where dozens marched through the streets to continue the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.
Led by 19-year-old Jordyn Sims, a 2019 Ontario High School graduate who wanted to break racial barriers in her hometown, a peaceful assembly was formed at the busy intersection of Lexington-Springmill and OH 309 where protestors paid tribute to police brutality victim George Floyd with 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence. The Ontario Police Department supported the protest by stopping traffic to allow for non-violent demonstrations in the city streets. A crowd of more than 100 marched around the Richland Mall with some lying face-down in the middle of 4th Steet for several minutes before making their way down Lexington-Springmill Rd.
Nearby a group of armed men were also exercising their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. They were grateful the protest was conducting peacefully but felt an obligation to protect their community from potential destruction if vandalism were to have taken place.
This is the second successful Richland County protest arranged by a teenager in the last week with a peaceful rally held in downtown Mansfield last weekend. The OH.Report commends all who have been involved for spreading your message the right way.