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An Alabama city councilman was arrested for punching his city’s mayor after a meeting. Tommy Bryant was charged with third-degree assault after striking mayor Wayman Newton in the parking lot of Tarrant City Hall in a Monday night incident witnessed by multiple people, including the police chief, reported TMZ. Witnesses say Bryant used racial slurs during the incident, which came after he challenged the mayor, who is Black, to step down during a heated exchange during the City Council meeting.

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