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7 arrested at protest held in Atlantic City: officials

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 10:37:46-04

A Fourth of July protest against racial injustice in New Jersey ended following the arrest of seven demonstrators at the Atlantic City Expressway.

Protesters assembled at 1 p.m. Saturday in front of Atlantic City's public safety building and marched to the end of the expressway, the Press of Atlantic City reported.

The crowd entered the eastbound lanes of the expressway but dispersed after seven men were arrested, police said.

They were charged with obstructing a highway and refusal to obey a reasonable official request; three were also charged with resisting arrest, police said.

All were released on a summons with a future court date.

Demonstrations calling for racial equality and criminal justice reforms have been taking place across the country since the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.