A tale of 2 demonstrations: organizers and bulk urge peace, smaller sized group prompt police – NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

2June 2020

Protestors have been bought to disperse, and organizers urge people to quietly go home; small group stays at Portland Police headquarters.

PORTLAND, Maine– It’s the third successive night of protests in Maine, and

NEWS CENTER Maine is continuing its live coverage in Portland. Things appeared to begin to intensify again Tuesday evening after organizers prompted people to in harmony go home after ending the presentation at 9 p.m.

A smaller group didn’t, however, and marched back to the Portland Police station. They were consulted with authorities again in riot gear. Around midnight on Tuesday police attended to the crowd of about 100 staying protestors and stated they are

participating in an ‘illegal event’which if they didn’t distribute they undergo jail. A handful did leave, but the majority of stayed. Police started buying people to distribute around 10:30 p.m. and stated individuals will be jailed if

they don’t. Police began using disperse techniques. About 200 protestors with disjointed objectives remain outside of the police department.

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