LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – Six people were arrested Monday during a protest in downtown Lawrence, police said.
This protest comes two days after a drawing of George Floyd with a noose around his neck was nailed to a tree on Mass Street.
Around 2 p.m. Monday, the Lawrence Police Department said they started asking protesters to move to a safer location out of the roadway. LPD said if people refuse to relocate, they’d be arrested.
Around 3:20 p.m., law enforcement announced they were going to reopen the street, however some protesters continued to gather in the roadway.
About 20 minutes later, law enforcement shut down the road again as protesters remained in the road and allowed the people to stand in the street, putting up barricades to protect them.
LPD said it’s also looking into two incidents of cars driving through the assembly. One happened just before 2 p.m. and the other happened just before 4 p.m.
One Protester explained he was out to to bring attention to a sign that was put up, showing George Floyd in a noose.