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Demonstrators fill the street outside BPD headquarters for the second straight night

Posted at 9:59 AM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 12:59:58-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Saturday demonstrators gathered for a second straight day of protests in the name of Breonna Taylor.

The event appeared mostly peaceful, with Black Lives Matter protestors having some heated conversations with what BPD calls counter protestors.

Saturday’s event saw about half the turnout as Friday’s, and the Bakersfield Police Department says one arrest was made.

“An adult female was observed vandalizing the exterior wall of the Bakersfield Police Department,” BPD said in a news release.

“The adult female fled from officers while armed with a baseball bat and was taken into custody after striking an officer with the bat.”

Police said minor force was used to take the woman into custody, and the officer received first aid treatment only. She was found in possession of a set of brass knuckles, a hammer, switchblade knife and spray paint, according to BPD.

“The arrestee was transported and booked into the Kern County Jail for aggravated assault on an officer, vandalism, and charges associated with the possession of prohibited weapons,” BPD said.