Protests opposing President Trump’s call to boycott Goodyear planned at Akron headquarters

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Updated: Aug. 20, 2020 at 10:38 AM EDT
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Protesters are expected to gather at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s headquarters in Akron to express opposition to President Donald Trump’s call to boycott the business.

United States Rep. Tim Ryan is leading one group showing support of Goodyear. The Democratic lawmaker from Ohio and other local leaders are expected to protests the president’s remarks during an 11 a.m. event.

A Black the Blue protest, expressing support for police and the president, that was originally scheduled for Thursday has now been postponed, according to a spokesperson. The protest will be rescheduled for an undetermined date.

[Related: Goodyear employees say new zero-tolerance policy from Akron HQ is discriminatory, President Trump suggests a boycott of Goodyear]

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