Protesters around Statehouse hit with pepper spray

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) --Police in Columbus used pepper spray Monday night to break up a large crowd of people that gathered to protest President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Statehouse and, when they blocked a major intersection, police used pepper spray to get them to move.

Earlier Monday, protesters held a peaceful gathering at the Statehouse before some began marching through the city, chanting and carrying signs.

As the crowd grew and people began to block the intersection, police warned them that if they didn't move they'd be forced to use pepper spray. 

After officers failed to push the crowd back, they used the spray.

The crowd eventually dispersed and the intersection reopened.

(Photo courtesy ABC6/FOX28)

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