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Incident Report for Case #2018-69110

Incident Type


Incident Date

02/24/2018 - 1:10 PM


810 E. Washington Ave. (Festival Foods)


 A store manager said a small group of protesters - one with a guitar - loudly chanted "murder" and "cows' lives matter" Saturday afternoon as they occupied space in the meat and dairy section of Festival Foods, 810 E. Washington Ave. She said this prevented customers from making purchases. The employee told the animal rights activists she was calling police. They left without further incident and were contacted across the street by the MPD. An officer advised members were not welcome back in the store and they could be cited for trespass if they returned. The victim said she supports their right to protest, but said this should be done outside. She said this is the second appearance by some of the same people. They were last at Festival Foods around Thanksgiving chanting "turkey lives matter."

Released 02/26/2018 at 10:22 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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