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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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