• News from Downtown Cincinnati after protests

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    June 07, 2020

    We have started to pick up the pieces as nonviolent protests last weekend turned destructive and sometimes violent during the late hours, leading to broken windows and vandalism throughout Downtown Cincinnati. We support those who were peacefully protesting for social justice in our country, and it is unfortunate that the negative actions of the few could disrupt the positive intentions of so many who want to have their voices heard.

    The Downtown Ambassadors remained vigilant during this time of unrest, cleaning up broken glass, helping to board up the windows of downtown businesses, and replacing overturned flowerpots, garbage cans and other streetscape elements. The Ambassadors will continue to provide a clean, safe and welcoming environment for everyone and provide support to our residents, merchants and property owners.

    Downtown Cincinnati has always served as a central gathering place for those advocating for social change, and we support all of those who are protesting for racial equality in this country. Downtown is a place for everyone, no matter what race, religion or orientation.

    We work with our law enforcement partners every day, and there are many issues in Downtown Cincinnati that could not be solved without the close partnership we have with our dedicated law enforcement officials. We also rely on strong working relationships with our community advocates, and those making sure that the voices of all people are represented. This is a time, now more than ever, that we all must work together as a community to promote an equitable, just and welcoming place for all.