‘You have five minutes to disperse’: Downtown Wilmington protesters clash with sheriff’s office

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NHCSO and WPD respond to a rally in Downtown Wilmington. (Photos: Kylie Jones/Sydney Bouchelle/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A large crowd of protesters in Downtown Wilmington are being told to disperse to avoid arrest.

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The crowd began gathering Sunday evening outside City Hall and eventually filled 3rd Street. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Wilmington Police both responded, with sheriff’s deputies in riot gear.

As of 9:15 Sunday night, protesters were active on Front Street.

WWAY has a crew on the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.