Wichita Police investigating illegal protest activity

August 02, 2020 - 9:46 am
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Wichita Police are investigating illegal protest activity that they say has occurred since Wednesday.

The illegal activity involves a group of protestors who have been meeting downtown. Police say there have been issues of blocking traffic, causing disturbances, vandalizing property, aggravated assault with a firearm, and battery and charges will be forthcoming.  

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Police say if you have any additional information, you are asked to call investigators.

In a statement, Officer Charley Davidson says police have always supported individual's right to demonstrate lawfully and has previously worked alongside other demonstration leaders to ensure their groups were able to share their views safely. However, the individuals protesting the past few days refuse to demonstrate lawfully.

Wichita Police will continue to monitor any protest activities throughout the city. Illegal activity will not be tolerated, and criminals will be arrested and held accountable for their actions to the fullest extent of the law. 

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