MarShawn M. McCarrel II, a 23-year-old Black Lives Matter activist, was found dead at the entrance of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus last night. in 2014, McCarrel spoke on the importance of protest stating "The protest is a direct statement from the people of this community to law enforcement that black lives matter. It’s not about specific demands; it’s about showing those in power that we want to live." He wrote on his facebook before taking his own life "my demons won today. I'm sorry".