Man holds protest above roadway in Port Arthur

Published 3:15 pm Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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An unidentified man stood on a railroad trestle above on Woodworth Boulevard where he held a brief peaceful protest on Tuesday.

Port Arthur Police responded to the incident at approximately 12:47 p.m. Traffic below was down to a crawl as police officers positioned themselves on either side of the underpass.

Det. Sadie Guedry said officers established contact with the man, who made a statement that all people should be treated equally. He was asked to get down off the trestle and he got off and walked away.

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He was not taken into custody or cited, Guedry said.

Port Arthur Police engage with a protester Tuesday afternoon.