Portestors at Third and Broadway Brian Chilson
Brian Chilson
ARRESTED: Police take away one of the demonstrators.

From Arkansas Times staff photographer Brian Chilson come photographs of demonstrations this afternoon in downtown Little Rock at the corner of Third and Broadway Streets.

Prominent were the names of Bradley Blackshire, fatally shot in 2019 by Little Rock police officer Charles Starks; and Willie Tillman, fatally shot in 2016 by Fayetteville police officer Brandon Jones.

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UPDATE: At 3:30 p.m., a helmeted SWAT unit lined up across from the demonstrators, who continued chants. At 3:46, officers with shield began moving on the group and arresting demonstrators one by one. Most submitted peacefully as those remaining continued to chant, “No Justice, No Peace.”

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But seven protesters remained lying on the street and didn’t willingly submit to arrest initially. They continued to chant  “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Several minutes after 4 p.m., officers began carrying the remaining demonstrators to police cars. Some agreed to walk.

One of the final arrests.

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Chilson’s original photos below. Above are screenshots from streaming video.

When the arrests were completed about 4:15 p.m., supporters of the demonstrators moved to clear trash from the street. Snacks and water had been provided to those in the roadway.

UPDATE: Chilson also sends along the following video:

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