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New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio

New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
01/13
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Anonymous protester holding a sign introducing the movement to local officials. The protesters gather following the rape of a 14 year old girl being called 'Jane Doe.'.
New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
02/13
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Protester holding a sign in support of the victim.
New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
03/13
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A woman talking to the crowd about her personal experience with sexual violence.
New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
04/13
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Protest organizers queued the video of the rape to "Ensure all the police officials had heard it". The protesters gather following the rape of a 14 year old girl being called 'Jane Doe.'.
New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
05/13
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Thousands gathered between the Steubenville city hall and court house. The protesters gather following the rape of a 14 year old girl being called 'Jane Doe.'.
New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
06/13
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Anonymous protester posing as the people that are seen as the problem in this case. The protesters gather following the rape of a 14 year old girl being called 'Jane Doe.'.
New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
07/13
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The crowd continued to chant for the resign of the city police chief, prosecutors, and judges.
New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
08/13
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Sheriff Fred Abdella speaking to the crowd about his record on arresting child molesters and rapist.
New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
09/13
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Sheriff Abdella hugging a protester as a sign of solidarity and commitment to justice to this and all cases in his jurisdiction. The protesters gather following the rape of a 14 year old girl being called 'Jane Doe.'.
New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
10/13
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The crowd's reaction harsh in response to Abella's speech. His statement seemed in stark contrast to the public speeches made of the women that claimed inaction by his department following their rapes.
New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
11/13
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A view of the crowd from the rear facing the courthouse.
New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
12/13
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Some protesters drove through the night to be there. Some coming from as far as Russia. The protesters gather following the rape of a 14 year old girl being called 'Jane Doe.'.
New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
13/13
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A protester's sign that indicates that many people have received special treatment in the case.
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio
  • New Anonymous protest sweeps Steubenville Ohio

Over 2000 protesters show up in support of a 14 year old rape victim dubbed 'Jane Doe.' The circulation of videos online from her alleged attackers talking about the incident has ignited a firestorm directed at local officials.

Over two thousand protesters showed up in support of an alleged rape victim known only as Jane Doe. The circulation of videos online from her alleged attackers talking about the incident has ignited a firestorm directed at local officials. The video was illegally obtained by the group Anonymous and released via Youtube. Sheriff Fred Abdella said in a televised interview last night that he "knew who Anonymous was and the he was coming after them."

Today the sheriff had a decidedly different tone while speaking to the crowd. He spoke about the 200+ child molesters and rapist he's put in jail since he took office in 1985. This stands in stark contrast to the twelve women who proceeded him and spoke of their sexual assaults that had gone without investigation for up to twenty years.

Emotionally charged protesters managed to avoid confrontation with the fifty or more police officers on hand. What started as a cry for justice on behalf of a underage girl has now become a rallying cry for reform for an entire political and judicial system.

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