"We can't expect that one bill or one budget" will fix everything, said Council member Charles Allen, Ward 6 Democrat and committee chairman.
"Still, we don't need a hearing to know peaceful protesters should never be subjected to what we saw last night," Mr. Allen said in a written statement. "Watching MPD officers in full riot gear working side-by-side with the same US Park Police that previously violently responded to protesters and media, it is clear the use of chemical irritants escalated tensions and may have infringed on First Amendment rights."
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