A "Defend the Police" rally and a "Defend Our Community" rally clashed on Court Street Sunday afternoon. The "Defend the Police" rally was organized in support of law enforcement and in opposition to defunding area police departments, with protesters collecting in front of the Athens County Courthouse. The "Defend Our Community" rally was organized by Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) in favor of defunding police departments and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. A story about the rallies will appear in the upcoming print edition of The Athens NEWS.