When the police blocked traffic on Saturday afternoon, sprayed them with pepper and arrested the marchers, Graham’s voting rallies became chaotic. Hundreds of people gathered next to the court building to listen to people talking about voting rights near the polling place. The polling place also happened to be the site of the summer protests. The Graham Police Department said that local militants organized a parade to the downtown area. The long court building. He was instructed to petition to temporarily close the marching road, but was rejected due to the deadline and approaching the polling station, and was issued a permit to use county property to hold a rally. The police said they and the organizers could stay away from the streets needed for voting. The police provided a public safety plan for the march. The march blocked the street for more than 9 minutes during the rally. Traffic started to flow backwards, and police said the team was warned to clear the road, and when people did not do so, they would spray pepper spray. Once people are out of the street, they can speak on the stage. However, within an hour, the police said: “Due to the actions taken within the assembly, in the court, the assembly reached a certain level of behavior, resulting in the assembly being viewed by the unified command. It is unsafe and illegal.” The police said that the dispersers were arrested and used pepper spray again. The Graham Police Department arrested eight people who resisted resistance and obstruction and failed to disperse and attack law enforcement personnel. The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office told WXII 1
When the police blocked the traffic on Saturday afternoon, sprayed with pepper and arrested the marchers, a voting rally in Graham became chaotic.
Hundreds of people gathered near the court building and heard people talking about voting rights near the polling station, which happened to be the site of summer protests near the Allied Monument.
Click on the video player above to learn more about the voter assembly.
The Graham Police Department said a local militant organized a march to the historic courthouse in the city center. He was instructed to petition to temporarily close the road, but this was rejected due to the deadline and the proximity of the polling place.
Permits were issued to use county property to hold the rally, and the police said they worked with the organizers to avoid the streets needed to vote. Provided a public safety plan for the parade.
According to the police, the marchers blocked the street for more than nine minutes during the rally. Traffic started to pick up.
Police said the team was warned to clear the road and when people did not do so, they were sprayed with pepper spray.
After people went out of the street, they were allowed to speak on the stage, but within an hour, the police said, “Due to the actions taken in the court building during the rally, the rally reached a certain level of behavior, which led to the unified command to take this rally. Deemed unsafe and illegal.”
The police said people were ordered to spread, people were arrested and pepper spray was used again.
The Graham Police Department arrested 8 people because they resisted delays and obstructions and failed to disperse and attack law enforcement personnel.
The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office told WXII 12 News that many people were arrested during protests in and around the historic courthouse on Saturday. More information about the number of people will be released later.
Although reports on Twitter also stated that tear gas was used, Lieutenant Daniel Sisk confirmed to WXII 12 News that Graham’s officials did not use tear gas.
Click on the video player below to watch the rally provided by Elon News Network. Note: The above video player may hear impolite profanity. Decide to watch for yourself.
The parade aims to encourage people to vote on the last day of the early voting in North Carolina.
The congressional candidate for the 13th District of North Carolina, Scott Huffman, attended the rally and said he had sprayed pepper. He shared his experience on Twitter, which he said caused him and the campaign leader to lose contact with each other in the crowd.
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Hoffman said in a Twitter video: “I urge everyone to exercise the right to vote.” “I can’t ask you too much. If you don’t vote for me, at least use your voting rights.”
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