“I was there because I wanted the young protesters to know that in solidarity, that I stand with them,” Beatty told the local NBC 4 affiliate. “You know, I’m a grandmother, I’m an elected official, but I’m a black woman first and I felt the pain,” she said.
Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin said in a post on Twitter that he and the congresswoman were “sprayed with mace or pepper spray” and “we are all ok.”
“We came out there to support them and be with them,” Beatty said in a video on Hardin’s Twitter page. “It was just something in my heart thinking about George Floyd,…
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