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Editor’s update: This story has been removed

After being published for a little over three hours on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023, we took down this story because it did not meet LPM’s editorial standards. It was about a protest led by members of Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) at U.S. Rep. Morgan McGarvey’s office. The group was calling for actions related to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, including for McGarvey to publicly support U.S. House Resolution 786.

We removed the story for the following reasons:

  • Neither SURJ nor McGarvey’s office had adequate opportunity to respond with comments after the protest concluded.
  • Our request to Rep. McGarvey’s office for comment wasn't clear and direct. It was submitted before the protest took place and did not specifically ask about his stance on House Resolution 786 or his thoughts on the Dec. 21 protest.
  • The published story excluded important context from the comment McGarvey’s office provided, including his public support for a cease-fire with the immediate release of Israeli hostages.

We regret these errors and are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity. As with every topic and event important to our community, we remain committed to future coverage that meets our expectations.

This story has been updated with additional information.