VIDEO: U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty of Ohio being pepper sprayed by Columbus Police during protest
— Tim Ryan Renaud (@TimWCBD) May 30, 2020
If she didn’t want to get sprayed, maybe she should have tried not being so BLACK?
Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty and other local Ohio officials were sprayed with pepper spray Saturday in Columbus during protests that broke out in response to the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd while in police custody.
Beatty, D-Ohio, participated in the protests in downtown Columbus, according to her Twitter, along with Franklin County, Ohio Commissioner Kevin Boyce and Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin.
According to local reports, during the demonstrations, a protester got into an altercation with law enforcement. Police reportedly took that protester down.
Beatty reportedly attempted to intervene, but police began using pepper spray or mace, according to reports.
Why are there protests in Columbus?
No one died there. No one has ever died there.
Joyce Beatty’s middle name is “Birdsong.”