The San Luis Obispo Police Department says the organizer of a Black Lives Matter protest was arrested Tuesday evening after the event “resulted in significant public safety risks for protesters and community members.”
Protesters gathered for a rally at Mitchell Park at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and began to march through city streets. At one point, they ended up on Highway 101, blocking traffic in both directions.
According to the police department, while on the freeway, protesters damaged the hood of a car and smashed the vehicle’s rear window. A four-year-old child was reportedly in the back seat of the car at the time.
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