Several arrested in Warsaw during cross-country protest, police confirm
WARSAW, Ind. – Several protesters who are marching across the country to raise awareness for racial injustice were arrested in Warsaw Wednesday evening, according to Indiana State Police.
The arrested happened at 6 p.m. on U.S. 30 after after police say the crowd of protesters were intentionally blocking traffic.
Police were dispatched to the scene after receiving reports of traffic being backed up for miles in the eastbound lanes.
There were also eight support vehicles driving along with the protesters who were walking.
Police arrested three people, including 30-year-old Frank "Nitty" Sensabaugh, 20-year-old Eric Ajala and 44-year-old Tory Lowe on charges of of disorderly conduct and obstruction of traffic.
Lowe was also arrested for resisting law enforcement.
All three protesters who were arrested are from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Police say they intervened because the group failed to comply and kept walking into the eastbound lanes instead of remaining on the shoulder of the road.
The three protesters were all booked into the Kosciusko County Jail.
"The police committed disorderly conduct against us," NItty said. "We were doing things the correct way marching, walking through the street like we always do."
The protest originated in Milwaukee and it will end in Washington, D.C. on August 28, the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.