Columbus Protesters Tend to Demonstrator Doused With Pepper Spray by Police

A group of protesters in Columbus, Ohio, treated a demonstrator with milk after he was reportedly doused with pepper spray by police officers on May 28.

The video shows protesters helping the demonstrator stand after he was hit in the face with pepper spray, according to the uploader. His face is coated with milk to ease the effects of the chemical agent.

According to NBC4i, peaceful protests in Columbus turned violent when some involved began throwing objects at police officers. Police responded by using tear gas to push the crowd back. The crowd let up, but an hour later the protest escalated when demonstrators smashed windows at the Ohio Statehouse while some went inside the building, according to reports. Credit: Daniel Wolfe via Storyful