Demonstrations Continue In Frederick Monday



Protesters meet with Sheriff Jenkins.



Frederick, Md (KM) It was another night of “Black Lives Matter”  protests  in Frederick.

A group of demonstrators began their march at the Law Enforcement Center on Airport Drive where Sheriff Chuck Jenkins met them.

The group chanted “Black Lives Matter” and “Defund the Police”.

Demonstrators asked the Sheriff some questions on body-cameras, training, and police policies on de-escalation, but his answers didn’t seem to satisfy them. Some shouted profanities.

In the crowd was the mother of Abraham Arellano. The 26-year-old was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy outside of his home on March 25, 2019 in Thurmont. Through an interpreter, she asked the sheriff what happened to her son. The sheriff said the case is still under investigation.

They left after about 90-minutes.

The Frederick Police say on their Twitter account that about 150 demonstrators marched to the Square Corner (the intersection of North Market and Patrick Streets) , and continued their march through the downtown. Roads in the areas were closed

The marchers dispersed at around 9:30 PM. Roads were later reopened.

Police say no arrests were made, and there were no serious incidents.


By Kevin McManus