Shouting match on 1st Avenue Wednesday

JSSP Jamestown Police Report

Protesters and counter-protesters shouted across the street at each other in Jamestown Wednesday night, according to Sgt. Robert Schlenvogt of the Jamestown Police Department.

There was no violence or arrests in the incident.

Schlenvogt said the incident started about 5:45 p.m. with about five people gathered on the sidewalk and steps of the Post House in Jamestown protesting the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd. Four officers of the Minneapolis Police Department have been charged in his May 25 death.

At about 8 p.m. Post House residents called police expressing concern about the protest. Police officers asked the protesters to leave that area. At that time, about 10 to 15 protesters moved north on 1st Avenue to the Hansen Arts Park. A similarly sized group of counter-protesters formed across the street and shouts were exchanged between the two groups. No violence occurred, Schlenvogt said.

One person was issued a citation for exhibition driving for revving the engine of a vehicle and squealing the tires during the incident, Schlenvogt said.

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