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Five arrested during protest in downtown Lexington

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Posted at 7:23 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 21:35:44-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Five people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Saturday night during protesting in downtown Lexington.

According to the Lexington Police Department, officers told protesters not to block traffic or walk in the street and arrested them for disobeying.

Other protesters who witnessed the arrests claimed that the arrests were unjust and that police treated them poorly.

"We do not plan to slow down or stop what we're doing," said protester Tiffany Cooper. "In fact, it just gives us more fuel because it goes to show that LPD has no accountability."

Among those arrested were two organizers, sisters April Taylor and Sarah Williams.

Taylor and Williams were recently named in a lawsuit by former Police Chaplain Donovan Stewart.

The following Facebook Live video was taken by one of the protesters, James Woodhead. You can see the arrests starting to take place around the 7:15 mark, including the arrest of Sarah Williams.

*This is a developing story and updates will be added as they become available