Akron police arrest 4 people during weekend protests

Akron police arrest 4 people during weekend protests

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Akron police said a total of four people were arrested during weekend protests.

Two people were arrested by Akron police and two people were arrested by Summit County Sheriff’s deputies.

Akron police arrested a 19-year-old man for criminal damaging and Bryan Griffin, 26, of Sandusky, for vandalism.

Arrested during Akron protest on May 30.
Arrested during Akron protest on May 30. (Source: Akron police)

Officers said they saw Griffin use a skateboard to break the windshields of city of Akron dump trucks that were being used as barricades at S. High and State Streets.

Deputies arrested a 17-year-old male and a 19-year-old man for riot and disorderly conduct.

Akron police added there were just a few incidents of vandalism reported over the weekend.

One protester was struck by a car when a driver tried to make a U-turn after being block by protesters at E. Market and Main Streets Saturday.

Officers said his injuries are minor.

Roads in the immediate area of downtown Akron remain closed to vehicular traffic.

Police closed the roads Saturday morning.

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