Columbus Police fired tear gas and wooden bullets into crowds soon after arriving downtown on Sunday evening, May 31, 2020.
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Columbus Police Deploy Tear Gas On Protesters Downtown Before Second Night Of Curfew

Hours ahead of the city's second night of curfew, Columbus Police deployed tear gas on protesters and blocked off streets downtown.

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A worker pushes a cart of supplies into Greenbrier Health Center, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Parma Heights, Ohio.
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Ohio State University's student government is calling on the university to break ties with Columbus Police.

Columbus Police blockade the intersection of Broad and High Streets in downtown Columbus on May 30, 2020.
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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has declared a state of emergency and signed an executive order extending the city's curfew indefinitely, in the wake of continued protests over the killing of George Floyd.

Ginther also announced the creation of a new email address to report potential misconduct by Columbus Police officers during protests.

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President Trump on Monday called governors weak and urged them to "dominate" to prevent further violent demonstrations following the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck.

Willie Ramey cleans up from a night of protests on Gay Street in downtown Columbus on June 1, 2020.
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As the sun crept over downtown Columbus on Monday morning, residents and workers again found themselves cleaning up after a day of protests.

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After a more than two-month pause, eviction proceedings resume in Franklin County on Monday, leading some housing advocates to worry about a potential wave of people looking for new housing during the ongoing pandemic.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers with gas masks guard the front of the Ohio Statehouse on May 31, 2020.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Columbus Police say "there are currently no street closures anywhere" following confusion over an alert announcing the restriction of traffic into the city.

A foreclosure sign.
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Foreclosures resume in Franklin County after more than a two-month halt.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, tours decontamination units at a COVID-19 testing site with Sean Harrington, of Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System, right, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Miami Gardens.
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In late March, workers at a Columbus warehouse were loading Battelle’s Critical Care Decontamination Systems onto truck beds. The technology is the first of its kind – modular so they could be easily shipped to coronavirus hot spots, with the promise of being able to clean 80,000 pieces of personal protective equipment for re-use up to 20 times.

Protesters took to the streets of Downtown Cincinnati for a third time on Sunday, all in honor of George Floyd, the African American Minneapolis man killed by a white police officer last week.

Columbus Police fired tear gas and wooden bullets into crowds soon after arriving downtown on Sunday evening, May 31, 2020.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Hours ahead of the city's second night of curfew, Columbus Police deployed tear gas on protesters and blocked off streets downtown.

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