Akron city protestors gathered outside of the city's main courthouse on Sunday, July, 3, and the police did not handle the situation peacefully. The police unleashed a wave of tear gas on the protestors who raided the streets hours after the bodycam footage of Jayland Walker's death was released. More than 100 people gathered in response to the footage and took down barriers that were set up outside the headquarters.
reported that in order to stop the from causing any damage, the authorities came out in full and released tear gas on the upset civilians. After this, the protestors began to raid the sidewalk to walk around snowplows that were parked in the street to block the high street. WKYC's Neil Fischer reported that a large number of protestors left the crowded area after the used tear gas. WKYC reporter Emma Henderson , "Tear gas is flowing. We were well over a block away from where it was fired and it's in our noses, eyes and throats. Protesters are finding each other water and moving away."