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Budish Issues Statement Regarding Protests and Riots in Downtown Cleveland


Media contact: Mary Louise Madigan: (216) 698-2521; mlmadigan@cuyahogacounty.us

- Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish issued the following statement:

“All across our country we have seen peaceful protests turn violent and ravage the communities we hold most dear. In our own downtown Cleveland many businesses, restaurants, and organizations were devastated by the riots last night. Some may not recover. We must remember that this is our community and that business owners of all races are being deeply affected by the destruction of their property. I fully support a peaceful protest and encourage you to express your desire for change. I ask that you remain peaceful and remember that when we riot we harm our friends, families, and neighbors.”