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Former state rep. raises money to bond out protesters

Former Illinois Rep. Litesa Wallace raised money to help bond out those arrested Friday night.
Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 8:33 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - After blocking traffic on East State Street in downtown Rockford Friday evening, several protesters were taken into custody.

Former Illinois Rep. Litesa Wallace raised money to help bond out those arrested Friday night.

Bonding out 6 protesters with misdemeanor charges. #GoodTrouble #DrLiteSpeaks

Posted by Litesa E. Wallace on Saturday, August 1, 2020

According to the Rockford Register Star, about two dozen protesters blocked traffic near the Rockford City Market pavilion. It was after some drivers attempted to push past the blockade where police and sheriff’s deputies arrived.

The Rockford Police Department say five woman and four men were arrested facing various charges including aggravated battery on a public roadway, mob action, aggravated battery to a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

You can see Leslie Rolfe, a spokesperson for the protests get taken away in handcuffs at the top of this article.

This comes after City Market officials decided to cancel Friday evening’s market out of caution and a concern for safety.

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