Chants for Ohio Governor to ‘Do Something’ at Dayton Vigil
Residents held a vigil for the victims of the Dayton, Ohio, shooting that killed nine people, Sunday, August 4. The evening vigil included doves, songs and chants for Republican Governor Mike DeWine to “make a change” and “do something.” Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat, said there will be time for dealing with policy, imploring the crowd to honor the victims, rather than chant.
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The two shootings, which left 29 people dead and at least 53 more wounded, combine to create a clear political crisis for the Trump administration and its allies in Congress.