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STATEMENT: We Cannot End Racism With Violence

"Violence in all forms is wrong. This includes the protests that led to rioting overnight in Columbus. Every member of our community deserves to feel safe. Right now, many do not.

COLUMBUS, May 29, 2020
COLUMBUS — Congressman Troy Balderson released the following statement regarding incidents that occurred overnight in Columbus:

"Violence in all forms is wrong. This includes the protests that led to rioting overnight in Columbus. Every member of our community deserves to feel safe. Right now, many do not. Black Americans do not. Central Ohio families do not. Business owners do not. Bystanders do not. This is inexcusable across the board.

"I fully condemn the hateful, violent death of George Floyd. My heart and my prayers are with his family. They lost a son, a brother, a father, a cousin too soon. Justice must be brought against the man who killed him.

"We cannot end racism with violence. We must show each other understanding, kindness, and respect. If we are to find solutions, now more than ever, we must work together—not against each other." Congressman Troy Balderson                   

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