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Protesters released from jail on bond

The five were among 17 protesters arrested at rallies on Friday and Saturday.
Rockford Police SWAT unit was on the scene of a protest in downtown Rockford Saturday morning.
Rockford Police SWAT unit was on the scene of a protest in downtown Rockford Saturday morning.(WIFR)
Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 4:25 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Five protesters were released from the Winnebago County Jail on bonds on Monday.

The protesters; 23-year-old Larissa Walston, 25-year-old Dylan Mitchel, 26-year-old Dayna Schultz, 22-year-old William Gettings and 20-year-old Michael Riggs were all released on personal recognizance bonds, according to Chris Green of the Rockford Register Star.

“There were a lot of parents in the courtroom who were really concerned a lot of moms these are their kids,” said community member Angela Fellars.

The five appeared in bond court Monday before Associate Judge Francis Martinez via live video from the Winnebago County Jail. The five were among 17 protesters arrested Friday and Saturday. Their next court appearance is 9 a.m. Sept. 4 in Court Room B of the Justice Center, according to Chris Green of the Rockford Register Star.

“It’s also apart of the protest for us to be there to show to the world what it looks like when there is a lack of restraint on law enforcement when it is a lack of accountability on law enforcement,” said community activist Leslie Rolfe.

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