Student journalist pepper sprayed, threatened with arrest amid Columbus protests

June 1, 2020
Three journalists from The Lantern, the Ohio State University student newspaper, were pepper sprayed and threatened with arrest by police officers while covering protests in Columbus, Ohio, on June 1, 2020. The three students clearly and repeatedly identified themselves as members of the media before the assault, according to interviews with the journalists and video footage of the incident. The protests were held in response to a video showing a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, …