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Posted by: Joseph Gross & Rebecca McMahon on Jan 6, 2021
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CMBA Condemns Violent Takeover of the United States Capitol

CLEVELAND - January 6, 2021 - The leadership of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association issues the following statement:

Our nation’s Constitution guarantees every citizen the right to free speech, to peaceably assemble and to protest actions with which we disagree, but violence committed in the name of these rights is intolerable. Those who today turned a lawful protest into a riot that resulted in the storming of the U.S. Capitol should be held accountable for any and all unlawful actions.
While these events occurred inside Washington D.C., the ripple effect will be felt across our community and the entire nation in the days, weeks and months ahead. We urge every CMBA member to speak out now in support of our Constitution, a peaceful transition of power from one presidency to the next, and protection of the rule of law.


Joseph N. Gross
CMBA President

Rebecca Ruppert McMahon

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