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14 protesters released from Leon County jail after Saturday's confrontation with law enforcement

Charges vary for each of the individuals
Posted at 8:11 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 08:26:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.(WTXL) — Questions still remain in Saturday's confrontation with police and protesters.

Tallahassee Police Department confirmed that a total of 15 people were arrested in connection to the confrontation at the protest.

14 of the protesters who were arrested have been let out on bond. The 15th person was never put in jail, but instead given a notice to appear in court.

The charges for each of those people varies. All 15 face a resisting arrest charge.

Some face additional charges such as unlawful assembly.

At least one protester was charged with inciting a riot and at least one person was charged with battery on an officer.

This all started during a protest downtown Saturday, after a grand jury concluded three deadly officer involved shootings were justified.

Authorities say protesters did not have a permit for Saturday's demonstrations.

Since there was no permit, no roads were not blocked off and they were told they had to remain on the sidewalk.

The issues started after TPD tried to pull over a protester who was slowly driving down Monroe street.

When they tried giving her a ticket for violating traffic law, TPD says other people got involved.

At one point TPD said protesters were being "unlawful" because some were in the road without permits.

The protest was planned late on Friday evening.

To get a permit to hold protest on a state road like Monroe the request would have had to go through the city commission.

Once permits are approved, officers are assigned to the area to handle things like traffic control.

Tallahassee Police say there was no permit to be in the road.

While protesters mostly stayed on the sidewalks, the tensions escalated when one protester in a car stopped in the middle of Monroe Street.