After most protesters went home for the night at least 10 members of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Monroe County Courthouse to make protesters leave the grounds. Chapter 262 of the county code sets the courthouse ground’s hours from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and deputies, and Sheriff Brad Swain, stood on the courthouse lawn to enforce it.
At least 150 protesters had stood on the sidewalk, and courthouse grounds, after they were told the Sheriff’s Office would arrive at 10:01 p.m. to enforce the code.
A few minutes after 10:01 p.m. protesters began a dance party, but most had left the area by midnight. A while later, the Sheriff’s Office arrived, and there were no arrests or citations written by 2:30 a.m., but the lawn was cleared of protesters, and a few people experiencing homelessness who were staying in tents pitched on the grass.
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