Three individuals had been arrested and one other cited after fights broke out at a pro-police rally in Fort Collins Saturday, in keeping with Fort Collins police.
The “Again the Blue” rally started exterior the Fort Collins police division at 2221 South Timberline Street round three p.m., Detective Erin Feit stated. Counter-protesters additionally arrived, and the demonstrations devolved into “a number of bodily disturbances,” Feit stated.
A video livestreamed on the Fb web page for a far-right Colorado podcast exhibits members of the pro-law enforcement crowd strolling towards counter protesters in a neighborhood a couple of blocks away from the primary rally on the police station.
The person who livestreamed the video described the police supporters’ actions as “marching” the counter-protesters out of the realm. The professional-police demonstrators outnumbered the counter-protesters.
Within the video, the group strikes right into a grassy space between homes and a combat breaks out in a drainage ditch. It isn’t clear from the video how the combat started, however the recording exhibits a few dozen individuals wrestling and preventing on the bottom within the ditch.
At one level, an individual in a pink shirt makes use of an American flag mounted on a pole as a spear and stabs it into an individual dressed all in black. One man swings what appears to be a baton, hanging at one other man on the bottom.
Within the video, Fort Collins law enforcement officials arrive after about two minutes, when nearly all of the violence has ended. The officers are seen placing not less than one particular person in handcuffs.
Feit stated the individuals arrested and cited had been aligned with each the pro-police group and the counter-protesters. She didn’t have the names of these arrested or their fees accessible however stated that data ought to be launched Sunday afternoon.
She stated an investigation into the fights remains to be ongoing, as a result of some individuals left the scene earlier than officers arrived. Anybody with video or data on what occurred who has not but spoken with police is requested to take action, she stated.