A group of local residents held a peaceful demonstration in Laramie on the evening of June 2, 2020. The Laramie Police Department monitored the event.

The Police Department officials have been in contact with the event organizers, who were committed to conducting their demonstrations legally, peacefully, and with a minimum of public inconvenience.

On Sunday June 7, however, the demonstrations spilled onto Grand Ave, and at times blocking portions of or all of the roadway. The Laramie Police Department would like to remind demonstrators to remain on the sidewalks and to be careful when crossing crosswalks. It is for the safety of those involved in the demonstrations as well as those in our community that these rules are in place. It is of the utmost importance that safety is not jeopardized when pedestrians enter one of the busiest roadways in Laramie.

On Facebook, The Laramie Police Department said it supports all citizen’s rights to peacefully demonstrate any cause. Demonstrations that have not gone through a permitting process must be held entirely on sidewalks or private property whose owners have allowed them to gather.

Residents should expect some minor delays around the walking demonstrations, which are scheduled to go from the Downtown Plaza at 1st & Grand, to 15th & Grand, then back to the Plaza.

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