Today, throughout The City of Frederick, numerous demonstrations occurred as part of the “Black Lives Matters” movement. Coverage of these demonstrations was led by the Frederick Police Department with the assistance of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Department and the Maryland State Police. It is estimated that over 5,000 people participated in the demonstrations. The largest of the demonstrations began around 5 PM at Mullinix Park, proceeded along Carroll Creek to Market Street to 2nd Street to Baker Park. Efforts continued at Baker Park until approximately 8 PM. Later in the evening, demonstrations continued through downtown Frederick and expanded into the County near Rt 85 and Rt 355, and for a short period of time, closed Interstate 70. Demonstrations concluded around 10 PM. No arrests were made this evening as a result of these demonstrations. No serious incidents were observed.
The Frederick Police Department is monitoring the possibility of additional demonstrations this weekend and will share more information as available.