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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Terre Haute Police made eight arrests in overnight protests at the Vigo County Courthouse.
Police Chief Shawn Keen says protestors divided themselves into two groups. Keen said this created a dangerous situation, forcing responding officers to change position. However, some protestors prevented police from moving their squad cars into new positions.
That prompted the arrests.
- Dejanne Joshum, Terre Haute
- Nadia Culp, Terre Haute
- Charles Walters, Vermillion County, IL
- Chandlar Craft, 18, Terre Haute
- Tatiana Jackson, 23, Terre Haute
- Adesina Clay, 47, Rockville, IN
- Michael Shouse, Terre Haute
These seven individuals each face charges of Obstruction of Traffic. They'll appear in city court and were released after being booked into jail. An 8th person was arrested for battery, however, News 10 is unable to confirm that person's identity, as multiple people were booked into jail on battery charges Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Said Keen, "I had hoped we could get through this without arresting anyone. But like I said before, our threshold is when it starts to create a danger where people could get hurt, we're gonna have to act."