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Although Independence Day had passed, a meeting between two demonstrations in Athens made sparks fly the following afternoon on Court Street. A Black Lives Matter protest formed in response to a Defend the Police rally scheduled Sunday at noon.
Ohio House Majority Whip Jay Edwards in attendance at the Defend the Police rally
Discourse between the Defend the Police attendees and BLM protesters
Managing editor William Meyer is on Court Street covering two protests happening Uptown this afternoon — a “Defend the Police” protest as well as a “Defend Our Community” protest, organized in response. Live coverage over on his Twitter.
The two demonstrations have met on Court Street
UPDATE: DeNiro rescinded his candicady as of noon Thursday following multiple sexual assault allegations lodged against him anonymously. Presently, there are no longer any candidates running for Student Senate president. @TheNewPolitical https://twitter.com/OUJudicialPanel/status/1278752860633784320
Update in regards to Student Senate candidates. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns! #OHIOUelections @OHIOUSenate @TheNewPolitical @ThePost
A lot of developments in the Student Senate election this week. Carlo DiNero, the sole candidate for president at the moment, was anonymously accused of sexual assault multiple times via Twitter earlier this week. Now, the candidate's running mates are breaking off of the ticket. https://twitter.com/eannlilly/status/1278701692108890113
It’s time to speak up, I am running for student senate with Ian Carter. We were on the UNITY ticket with Carlo DiNero as the presidential candidate, however, the allegations against him reflect a character we refuse to tolerate so we have left the unity ticket (1/4) https://twitter.com/ohiousenate/status/1278667636323336193
Student Senate denounces the Judicial Panel's 10:40 decision last night to allow Carlo DeNiro, who has been recently accused of sexual assault on Twitter, to continue running for the Student Sen presidency.
"We can not stand by idly for this inaction and inappropriate behavior." https://twitter.com/OHIOUSenate/status/1278667636323336193
The Judicial Panel, who administers Student Senate elections, said the only presidential candidate running, Carlo DeNiro, will not be removed from running for that position.
DeNiro was recently anonymously accused of sexual assault on the Ohio U Safe Space Twitter account. https://twitter.com/OUJudicialPanel/status/1278518796895092739
Here is the official response from the Judicial Panel in regards to the allegations against presidential candidate Carlo DeNiro. Please send any questions or concerns to the Judicial Panel at [email protected] #OHIOUelections @OHIOUSenate @TheNewPolitical @ThePost 2
Congrats to opinion editor @CharCCaldwell, who was a finalist for a national Mark of Excellence Award for an opinion piece she wrote for The New Political last fall.
Congratulations to @scrippsjschool sophomore @CharCCaldwell on this honor! We are proud of you. https://www.ohio.edu/news/2020/06/ohio-journalism-student-ranks-nationally-awards-competition
Ohio University will eliminate 81 university positions because of the budget crisis and financial challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a Tuesday press release.