Protesters take to the streets of Orlando

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Protest today in Orlando. [Photo by Alma Hill]
Orlando, Florida — Today, the Orlando Police Department responded to the area of Hughey Avenue and Washington Street in reference to protesters exercising their First Amendment Rights.

Due to the recent events worldwide, and an incident involving an Orlando Police Officer battering a military veteran, approximately 100 protesters gathered in downtown Orlando in front of the Federal Building to express their concerns with excessive force used by Orlando Police Officers.

The protesters marched peacefully along Washington Street to Orange Avenue and throughout downtown.

Once the protesters arrived at Church Street, they staged a “Die In” for approximately 15 ½ minutes in front of the Amway Center. The protest was peaceful and no arrest were made.

The OPD officer that illegally arrested a military veteran then withheld the evidence, is still under investigation.

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