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Around 100 People Arrested Downtown During Weekend Protests

Rebecca Green

Nearly 100 people were arrested in Fort Wayne over the course of a weekend filled with protests that devolved into clashes with police.

According to court records, most of them are charged with refusing to leave an emergency incident area and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanor charges.

  While the arrests occurred Friday and Saturday evenings, those picked up were held over the weekend in the Allen County Jail without bond. Hearings were held Monday in Allen Superior Court’s misdemeanor divisions.

Most of those arrested saw their bonds set at around $1,000. 

Of the people arrested, about half were white. The rest were black, Hispanic and other ethnicities. Most were from Fort Wayne, or nearby communities such as Bluffton, Kendallville, and Huntington.


Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.