Police have been accused of pepper-spraying a double-amputee and taking away his prosthetic legs during a protest on June 22.
The aftermath — follow protesters washing his eyes and face, and returning his limbs — was filmed by a bystander (VIDEO ABOVE).
College professor Laurenn McCubbin explained on Twitter what happened:
Today in Columbus my husband was downtown at the protests & saw the cops hit & mace an unarmed kid and then STEAL HIS PROSTHETIC LEGS. https://t.co/4DRO4CS78v— Laurenn McCubbin (@laurennmcc) June 22, 2020
For everyone asking: the protesters begged the cops for the legs back, cops refused. Then a group rushed the cops (getting maced) and were able to grab the legs back & get them back to the kid.— Laurenn McCubbin (@laurennmcc) June 22, 2020
This kid, who was doing nothing but exercising his 1st amendment rights, was knocked over, maced, and had to flee from the cops ON HIS HANDS, to find medical help.— Laurenn McCubbin (@laurennmcc) June 22, 2020