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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Statement on Protests Against Public Officials

May 8, 2020
Press Release

COLUMBUS, OH—Following reports of armed protesters and individuals displaying racist and xenophobic signs recently, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:

“I have watched, with deepening concern and alarm, the open expression of anti-Semitism, bigotry, and prejudice—even offensive symbols—aimed at not only members of the Jewish community but our entire community. These displays of intolerance are a threat to us all. While I fully support the constitutional right of freedom of speech, I find it reprehensible for people to use that as an excuse for unwarranted attacks and intimidation. I am disgusted by the hate targeting Dr. Acton and her family at her house.”

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