COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. Rep Joyce Beatty, Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin were among those pepper-sprayed at Saturday’s protest.
Hardin said he was OK as some stranger dumped milk into his eyes and told him to blink. The milk was to help ease the burning from the pepper spray.
Hardin went to his knees and grabbed his face.
“I’m OK, I’m OK,” Hardin said. “That’s awful.”
In a tweet, Hardin said, “We are all OK, and we want to encourage folks, both police and protestors, to stay calm.”
Just want to let folks know that when @RepBeatty@VoteBoyce and I were down at the protest we did get sprayed with mace or pepper spray. We are all ok, and we want to encourage folks, both police and protestors, to stay calm. pic.twitter.com/RDQ1p4YDRY