COLUMBUS, Ohio - During the first five days of protests downtown, the Columbus Division of Police arrested 92 people.Now, city council leaders want some of those protester charges to be dropped.On Sunday, Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin and President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown made pleas to have the charges of violating curfew and failure to disperse dropped."First Amendment rights are paramount, and this past week has been a profound and historic display of those rights in Columbus," Brown said in a statement. "We should not police free speech, and people certainly do not need to face penalty by their government for exercising theirs."Hardin cited the mayor rescinding the citywide curfew that had been in place for a week prior to Saturday...
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Columbus City Council leaders ask for protester charges to be dropped