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Police cleared streets in downtown Columbus Sunday evening as protests continued for fourth consecutive day

59 people were arrested in Columbus on Saturday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hundreds of people gathered at the Statehouse and surrounding area Sunday for a fourth straight day of protests.

Just before 8 p.m. Sunday, law enforcement officers arrived in large vehicles on Broad Street near High Street and told people to get off the street.

Water bottles were thrown at officers, pepper spray was used by the officers and the crowd left the immediate area.

In response to the protests and rioting over the last several days, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced a citywide curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. that began Saturday night and is in place again Sunday night.

After 10 p.m. Sunday, police could be seen walking around downtown in riot gear.

People have been gathering in downtown Columbus to protest after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last Monday.

The number of people gathered at the Statehouse on Sunday grew through the day and up until the incident in the evening, the protests had been peaceful.

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State troopers were on the steps of the Statehouse Sunday.

The Ohio National Guard was seen in downtown Columbus after Governor Mike DeWine called them in on Saturday.

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People from Shiloh Christian Center on Broad Street were also at the Statehouse Sunday morning and said they gathered to pray for peace.

Police announced there were 59 people arrested on Saturday.

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Posted by 10TV - WBNS on Sunday, May 31, 2020

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