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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says he plans to fully investigate after police officers apparently maced a double-amputee during Sunday's police brutality protest downtown.  

Columbus police say police brutality protests on Sunday was broken up by officers along High Street near the Statehouse. 

Editor's note: A previous version of this story included a photo of a protester being struck by a car in Louisville, Kentucky. The photo, chosen by editors, does not appear to be an example of the assaults described in the story, and has been replaced. Police have not charged the driver, but have charged two of the protesters involved in that incident. Authorities continue to investigate.

Right-wing extremists are turning cars into weapons, with reports of at least 50 vehicle-ramming incidents since protests against police violence erupted nationwide in late May.

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Crews are working to remove hundreds of red handprints that protesters painted on the steps and walls of the statehouse on Thursday.  

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CAPA and the Greater Columbus Arts Council have created a website to catalog the temporary murals painted primarily in the Short North and downtown areas. 

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All shootings by Ohio police officers and any deaths of individuals in custody would be investigated by independent agencies under a proposal announced Wednesday by Governor Mike DeWine. 

Columbus City Schools announced Tuesday they will form a working group by the end of the month to discuss safety and security in the district – including possibly ending their decades-long contract with the Columbus Division of Police.

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An estimated 50 police brutality protesters held a sit-in at the Northstar Cafe in the Short North on Sunday morning. 

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The movement that began with people protesting the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other black people killed by police is starting to shape a policy debate over the future of law enforcement.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has decided to hold a urgent debate on racism and police brutality in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd.

The proposal, made by a group of African countries led by Burkina Faso, was approved on Monday by the U.N.'s top human rights body.

The debate on "the current racially inspired human rights violations, systemic racism, police brutality and the violence against peaceful protests" is scheduled for Wednesday.

George Floyd’s murder on Memorial Day weekend at the hands of Minneapolis officer Derick Chauvin and his three supporting officers has re-engergized the Black Lives Matter movement. While police brutality is the movement's central focus, addressing broader health disparities is a critical part of racial justice.

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No injuries, arrests or property damage are reported following Saturday's march through Beavercreek in honor of the black man shot and killed by a white police officer at a store in 2014. 

Former Defense Secretary and CIA chief Robert Gates said Thursday that it was "misguided" and "a bad mistake" to push away peaceful protesters at St. John's Church in Washington, D.C., where they had congregated on June 1 after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.

The area was cleared with chemical irritants before President Trump took a photo with the Bible in front of the church.

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No arrests or property damage are reported out of the 15th straight day of police brutality protests in Columbus on Thursday. 

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The family of a police brutality protestor in Columbus who died after being exposed to chemical agents has released a statement. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is proceeding with plans to create what he says will be more accountability and oversight for law enforcement. 

No arrests or property damage are reported out of the 13th consecutive day of police brutatlity protests in Columbus Tuesday.

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A group of Columbus residents has filed paperwork to begin circulating petitions to ask voters in Novembr to recall Mayor Andy Ginther. 

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A Columbus faith-based organization  has sent letters requesting meetings with the mayor and head of the police union to discuss changes to the Columbus Division of Police. 

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A group of parents and alumni is calling on Columbus City Schools to cancel its contract with the Columbus Division of Police. 

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The Columbus City Attorney's office is dropping charges against 19 of 28 police brutality protesters arrested for violating the city's curfew.  

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Sunday marked the eleventh straight day of police brutality protests in downtown Columbus.  

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has rescinded the curfew put in place May 30th, hours after a lawsuit sought a restraining order.

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Four restaurant workers have sparked a conversation about free expression in the workplace after they refused to help fill a food order for the Ohio Highway Patrol as it policed recent protests. 

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An unnamed member of the Ohio National Guard has been suspended from duty after the FBI alleged the soldier expressed "white supremacist ideology" online, according to Governor Mike DeWine.

President Trump's term in office opened with a banner hanging from a crane not too far from the White House windows, declaring "Resist." Now, in the final year of that term, there's another protest slogan planted outside — only this statement, with the official backing of local leaders, is likely to stay put.

President Trump, touting May's lower-than-expected unemployment rate Friday, said a strong economy was the "greatest thing that could happen for race relations."

And he seemed to proclaim that George Floyd, whose killing by police in Minneapolis has sparked more than a week of protests, would be happy with the economic news.

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Police brutality protests in Columbus Thursday featured no arrests and no reports of property damage. 

Some Democratic lawmakers made emotional appeals to colleagues in the GOP-led Ohio House Thursday for help in addressing racism.  

Xavier University is revoking the admission of an incoming track-and-field athlete over racially-charged tweets.  

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