COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan held a news conference to discuss the recent protests in Columbus.
They touched on many topics, including the importance of protesting peacefully and they addressed the community concerns of the use of pepper spray, tear gas, and rubber bullets against the protesters.
"Our goal as a city is to provide a balance between public safety and public protest. We don't want to stifle protest and I know Chief doesn't want that either," said Ginther.
Protesters have been gathering in downtown Columbus for six consecutive days.
"We have a commitment to our community to make sure we get things right," said Quinlan.
The full briefing can be watched in the video player below.
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