Jul 15, 2020
July 6, 2020
By Leyla Shokoohe, CBA director of communications
The right of the people to peaceable assembly is inalienable, enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Cincinnatians have long exercised this right; protests preceded the Courthouse riots of 1884, and protests followed the death of Timothy Thomas, an unarmed black teenager, in April 2001.
For historical documents, including the 2002 Collaborative Agreement and MOA, and to view the full letter from the Cincinnati Mass Defense Coalition, please visit cincybar.org. Thanks to Jack Greiner for his assistance in the preparation of this article.