6 arrested at rally in Greenville, South Carolina
Six people were arrested Saturday as protesters from both sides of the canyon gathered in Greenville, South Carolina, police said.
About 400 to 500 people gathered in the downtown area, the Greenville Police Department said in a statement.
“Officers separated the opposing sides according to our picket ordinance,” the statement said. “On several occasions, officers had to address people in the roadway and try to cross parties from one side to the other.”
After multiple warnings, a person was arrested who violated the order to stay apart, the statement said. After this arrest, other protesters intervened and were also arrested, it added.
Ultimately, the meeting was deemed “an illegal gathering” and officers dispersed both sides, the statement said.