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Article With Protest Video: Racist voter intimidation billboards owned by Clear Channel that threaten felony, fine and prison to Black, poor voters in Cleveland, Ohio, Wisconsin to come down after protest in Cleveland by Imperial Women, Organize Ohio, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Cleveland Jobs With Justice, Black on Black Crime, Peace in the Hood, other community activist groups, press conference by elected officials, view protest video by Fox 8 News here

The billboard at 35th St and Community College Ave. near Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland on its predominantly Black east side of town in the impoverished Central Neighborhood where Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson lives that was taken down on Oct. 22 by the advertising company  Clear  Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc.  after outcries by Black elected officials and a protest by community activists. Activists and Cleveland area councilpersons and state legislators had called  the billboard and 29 others around Cleveland like it racist, unconstitutional, voter suppression and voter intimidation of Ohio communities that have a large number of poor and minority voters. A press conference by Black elected officials and a picket by community activist groups such as The Imperial Women, Black on Black Crime, Peace in the Hood, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor and Organize Ohio  over the aforementioned Clear Channel billboard was held on Oct. 11 and made national news, including CNN and MSNBC. (