Ohio City Says It's Looking Into Death of Protester

Limited information is available so far on May 30 incident in Columbus
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2020 2:44 AM CDT
City Says It's Looking Into Death of Protester
Congresswomen Joyce Beatty interacts with police during a protest on the death of George Floyd on South High Street near the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday May 30, 2020.   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The city of Columbus, Ohio, says it's looking into reports that a young female protester died "as the result of being sprayed during a protest" in the city May 30. NBC4i reports she has been identified on social media as 22-year-old Sarah Grossman, a recent graduate of Ohio State University, and notes that her employer posted on Facebook that she peacefully protested and "stood up to end police brutality and was tear gassed as a result. Her death came in the aftermath, but her legacy stands even stronger." Few details have been publicly released so far, but an autopsy is being performed. (Read more Columbus, Ohio stories.)

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