The passionate crowds gathering in major cities across the U.S., calling for an end to racism and the murder of Black people by police, are so moving. Less visible, but just as important, are the demonstrations taking place in smaller cities, towns, and villages, where people are saying #BlackLivesMatter too.
This is particularly significant in Ohio, home to numerous white supremacist hate groups, as well as the murderers of Tamir Rice and Heather Heyer. In Amherst, a group of armed men showed up to “protect the community,” after a small group of people gathered to protest the murder of George Floyd.
In this Medium piece, Lynn Tramonte highlights pro-Black Lives Matter demonstrations taking place in the smaller cities, towns, and villages outside of Ohio’s main metropolises.