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David Horton, of Columbus, holds up a megaphone to address a crowd of roughly 150 protesters in front of the city's police department Monday afternoon, demanding justice for Ricky Ball, a black man shot and killed in 2015 by white former police officer Canyon Boykin. The protest came days after state Attorney General Lynn Fitch dropped the manslaughter charge against Boykin and dismissed the case with prejudice. Many protesters criticized the timing of the dismissal, which coincides with the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, an incident that has sparked national unrest.

Protesters in Columbus urge overturn of Ricky Ball decision, call for unity

Sweat was pouring down David Horton's forehead under a scorching sun as the temperature in Columbus reached 90 degrees Monday afternoon. Crowds gathered around him. Cars flew by him, some honking in support. So he kept on rallying.

 

 

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