This story is from USA Today by Katie Wedell, Josh Salman, and Dak Le:
A U.S. postal worker rolled through downtown Columbus, Ohio, in late May, stopping to hoist iconic blue mailboxes onto a flatbed truck. Protests after George Floyd’s death under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer had taken a destructive turn the night before.
In front of the offices of the Columbus Dispatch, part of the USA TODAY Network, a reporter asked the worker why he was taking the boxes. Because of the riots, he told her. In all, more than 30 mailboxes disappeared from the city’s streets that day.
They didn’t return until Aug. 21, the same day Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testified to a Senate committee about postal cuts.
In the meantime, across the United States, missing mailboxes had become a political hot button.
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