President Trump tweets video of Columbus protesters

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– President Donald Trump tweeted a video of Columbus protesters in the Short North from over the weekend.

The president tweeted the video Monday afternoon with the caption, “Anarchists, we see you!”

The video appears to be one of the man Columbus Division of Police called a “person of interest” and asked the public to help identify Sunday.

Columbus Police later reported that they had identified the man but did not release his name or any more information.

Taylor Waters, an attorney who says she represents the man in the photo, says the version of the photo and video shared by Columbus police was misleading and from an unreliable source.

The photos and videos CPD previously shared regarding a person of interest were inaccurate and reckless. CPD shared an edited video from an unreliable and heavily biased source. The poster removed the portion of the video which clearly demonstrates a request for supplies. My client was not inciting violence, my client was seeking supplies to help people who had been injured by police officers. He did not pay anyone to cause property damage, break any law, or otherwise cause civil unrest. He is now the target of threats and fears for his and his family’s safety. If CPD would like to discuss this further and view the whole video, they may contact me. I have already attempted to reach out. 

TAYLOR WATERS, WATERS LEGAL LLC

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