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Police close downtown Akron to vehicle traffic

Akron Police say the closure will be in place for an indefinite period of time.

AKRON, Ohio — In anticipation of several demonstrations scheduled for Saturday, the roads in the immediate area of downtown Akron have been closed to vehicular traffic.  

Akron Police say the closure will be in place for an indefinite period of time.  

Additionally, Main St. is closed due to the road improvement.  Anyone coming to downtown Akron this weekend should park in area outside of the barricades and then proceed to your destination on foot.  

Please be mindful when you park to ensure it is a legal parking spot and not blocking any roads or business entrances.  

Protests over the death of George Floyd are scheduled throughout Ohio on Saturday. A demonstration by Black Lives Matter Cleveland is set for 2:00 p.m. at the FREE stamp in downtown Cleveland.

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