Rally turns into protest near Stonewall Columbus; leads to closure of North High Street


COLUMBUS, Ohio — A rally in the Short North turned into a protest Saturday evening.

The rally organized by the Black, Queer & Intersectional Collective was to bring attention to the issues affecting black-trans women.

Around 7 p.m., Columbus police had North High Street shut down at 5th Avenue because the protest was blocking traffic in the area.

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Police say there were over 100 protestors in the area at the time.

Profanity about police was being chanted and protest signs were held near Stonewall Columbus.

Columbus police say they had no issues with protestors until they were forced to break up the protests when they blocked traffic.

The protest was over around 8:00 p.m., according to Columbus police.

Police say as of Saturday evening, no arrests have been made.

All roads have since reopened.

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