Nine people arrested during downtown Wilmington protest

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

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Nine people were arrested Sunday night in downtown Wilmington during a protest of the death of George Floyd, the black man killed by a white Minneapolis police officer a week ago.

The protest started in front of Wilmington City Hall, with people holding signs and chanting.

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Wilmington Police and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office were on scene for crowd control

While protesters would not leave the street, the sheriff’s office used tear gas to get the crowd to move along.

The City of Wilmington also put a curfew into effect, which ended at 6:00 a.m. on Monday.



The New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office said out of the 9 people charged, one person was from Pender County, one from Greensboro, and the rest gave Wilmington addresses, but those have not been verified with the DMV.

Those arrested include:

  • Justice Lquan Bailey for fail to disperse on command, inciting to riot
  • Edward James Timothy Joynt for fail to disperse on command, inciting to riot
  • Rodney Lamont Smith for fail to disperse on command
  • Katherine Hannah Koile for fail to disperse on command
  • Charles Anthony McIntyre fail to disperse on command, curfew violation
  • Grace Elizabeth Morton for fail to disperse on command, curfew violation
  • Jaquan Marice Rhone for fail to disperse on command, curfew violation
  • Takeem Leinard Collins for fail to disperse on command, curfew violation
  • Danielle Nicols George for curfew violation, fail to heed light/siren

No word on any looting during the protest, but a handful of businesses had windows broken. A Wilmington Police cruiser also had damage.