literally assaulted them, but then went on to join the ongoing rallies around Cleveland.
The tenor of the weekend was pretty similar to other protests since the Nov. 22 shooting of Tamir Rice, though several times police arranged a blockade across East 9th Street and refused to allow protesters to continue to, e.g., the Shoreway or the Q. No arrests were made.
Police Chief Calvin Williams, in plainclothes throughout the weekend, engaged many in the crowd and pointed out repeatedly that his force had been cooperative in permitting the "shut it down" tactics used by protesters.
Though the increase in numbers came with a cut in organizational structure (internal debate about what to do next was common), more grassroots-style meetings and forums were held throughout the weekend to facilitate ongoing planning. Meantime, City Council's "listening tour" is set to resume Dec. 30.