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County posts notice of removal of “camp facilities” at courthouse protest site; protesters said they were then told to leave county property by 10:01 p.m. Tuesday or face arrest

June 9, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: A letter posted in a window warns activists to take down a camp on county property. Activists continue to protest the killing of George Floyd, and police brutality, in an ongoing protest encampment on the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse Tuesday. Signs posted in the windows of the courthouse say protesters have until 10 a.m. Friday to remove the camp, and protesters said they were told they would be arrested if they are still on the courthouse lawn tonight after 10 p.m. (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Protesters, who have pitched tents on the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse have been given until 10 a.m. Friday to move their tents, and camping supplies.

Several protesters told the Bloomingtonian, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office told them they also need to vacate county property by 10:01 p.m. Tuesday, or will face arrest.

“I have received an executive order from the County Commissioners to enforce an existing ordinance. Failure to comply could result in a trespassing arrest. The hours permitted to be on the courthouse property are form 6 AM to 10 PM,” Sheriff Brad Swain said to the Bloomingtonian.

Protesters said they will gather to protest at 8 p.m., and stay at the courthouse property until the Sheriff’s Department arrives at 10:01 p.m.

The sidewalk surrounding the Monroe County Courthouse is the jurisdiction of the Bloomington Police Department, but the courthouse property beyond the sidewalk is the property of the county and under the jurisdiction of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Tents were being moved Tuesday afternoon, but activists said it was due to a pending thunderstorm, but they have no plans to leave. One protester said they are demanding the Bloomington Police Department be defunded.

June 9, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Protesters stand near the Monroe County G.A.R. War memorial on the courthouse square. Activists continue to protest the killing of George Floyd, and police brutality, in an ongoing protest encampment on the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse Tuesday. Signs posted in the windows of the courthouse say protesters have until 10 a.m. Friday to remove the camp, and protesters said they were told they would be arrested if they are still on the courthouse lawn tonight after 10 p.m. Wikipedia states, G.A.R. stands for, “Grand Army of the Republic, which was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army (United States Army), Union Navy (U.S. Navy), Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War.” (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
June 9, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Activists continue to protest the killing of George Floyd, and police brutality, in an ongoing protest encampment on the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse Tuesday. Signs posted in the windows of the courthouse say protesters have until 10 a.m. Friday to remove the camp, and protesters said they were told they would be arrested if they are still on the courthouse lawn tonight after 10 p.m. (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
June 9, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Tibetan prayer flags are stretched over the steps of the Monroe County Courthouse Square. Activists continue to protest the killing of George Floyd, and police brutality, in an ongoing protest encampment on the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse Tuesday. Signs posted in the windows of the courthouse say protesters have until 10 a.m. Friday to remove the camp, and protesters said they were told they would be arrested if they are still on the courthouse lawn tonight after 10 p.m. (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
June 9, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Chalk is used to write messages outside the Monroe County Courthouse. Activists continue to protest the killing of George Floyd, and police brutality, in an ongoing protest encampment on the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse Tuesday. Signs posted in the windows of the courthouse say protesters have until 10 a.m. Friday to remove the camp, and protesters said they were told they would be arrested if they are still on the courthouse lawn tonight after 10 p.m. (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
June 9, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Chalk is used to write messages outside the Monroe County Courthouse. Activists continue to protest the killing of George Floyd, and police brutality, in an ongoing protest encampment on the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse Tuesday. Signs posted in the windows of the courthouse say protesters have until 10 a.m. Friday to remove the camp, and protesters said they were told they would be arrested if they are still on the courthouse lawn tonight after 10 p.m. (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
June 9, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Chalk is used to write messages outside the Monroe County Courthouse. Activists continue to protest the killing of George Floyd, and police brutality, in an ongoing protest encampment on the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse Tuesday. Signs posted in the windows of the courthouse say protesters have until 10 a.m. Friday to remove the camp, and protesters said they were told they would be arrested if they are still on the courthouse lawn tonight after 10 p.m. (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
June 9, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: A red substance was used to leave handprints on the Monroe County courthouse square sidewalk. Activists continue to protest the killing of George Floyd, and police brutality, in an ongoing protest encampment on the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse Tuesday. Signs posted in the windows of the courthouse say protesters have until 10 a.m. Friday to remove the camp, and protesters said they were told they would be arrested if they are still on the courthouse lawn tonight after 10 p.m. (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
June 9, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Protests stand near the Monroe County G.A.R. War memorial on the courthouse square. Activists continue to protest the killing of George Floyd, and police brutality, in an ongoing protest encampment on the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse Tuesday. Signs posted in the windows of the courthouse say protesters have until 10 a.m. Friday to remove the camp, and protesters said they were told they would be arrested if they are still on the courthouse lawn tonight after 10 p.m. The G.A.R. stands for, “Grand Army of the Republic, which was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army (United States Army), Union Navy (U.S. Navy), Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War.” (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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