FORT COLLINS — Two extra folks have been arrested Tuesday in reference to a brawl that broke out throughout a pro-police rally in northern Colorado over the weekend.
A 39-year-old from Gill and a 57-year-old from Kersey have been arrested for misdemeanor disorderly conduct, police in Fort Collins mentioned. Their names haven’t been launched.
Whereas counter-demonstrators noticed among the pro-police rallygoers because the instigators in Saturday’s melee, Fort Collins police chief Jeff Swoboda on Monday stood by his assertion that there have been aggressors on either side, the Coloradoan reported. He mentioned a number of folks on both sides have been armed with weapons, together with sidearms, brass knuckles, pepper spray and fireworks.
“You’ll see, when arrest data comes out, (that) this was a vacation spot for folks trying to get right into a combat for some,” he mentioned, noting that the general public concerned within the combat weren’t from the town.
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Video footage confirmed members of the pro-law enforcement crowd strolling towards counter-protesters who have been backing away.
Swoboda criticized these claiming to help police for taking part within the preventing.
“Merely throwing on an ‘I help the police’ T-shirt, however then appearing like an individual with no regard for the regulation or security of different folks — that’s not help, we are not looking for your help and we don’t want your help,” he mentioned.
A number of folks have been arrested and cited shortly after the brawl broke out, and investigators say they have been aligned with either side. Three folks have been arrested for disorderly conduct, together with one who faces an extra cost of illegally possessing a weapon and a second one who faces a cost of resisting arrest. A fourth particular person was cited for felony tampering.