Several people arrested in protest and march in Hoover, one officer has minor injuries

Several people arrested in protest and march in Hoover, one officer has minor injuries
March and protest along Highway 31 in Hoover (Source: WBRC)

HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - Several people were arrested as dozens of protesters gathered in Hoover Sunday evening.

The protesters marched from a Hoover police precinct to the corner of Highway 31 and Municipal Drive around 4:00 p.m.

At least 100 people were part of the crowd holding up signs for justice and unity. Some of the signs said "I can't breathe" in reference to the death of George Floyd killed by an officer in Minneapolis.

Officers say Sunday afternoon a total of 25 people were arrested for various charges:

20 for disorderly conduct

1 for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault

1 for harassment, resisting arrest, and assault

3 for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest

One police officer sustained minor injuries. There were no reports of property damage as a result of the protest.

Protest and march in Hoover along Highway 31

Hoover officers met the protesters on Highway 31 as they marched and chanted, "Black Lives Matter."

Hoover march and protest
Hoover march and protest (Source: WBRC)

Saturday night 20 people were arrested outside a protest at the Riverchase Galleria. That’s where EJ Bradford was killed by an officer on Thanksgiving night in 2018.

At least two stores were damaged Saturday night.

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