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Douglas County expands road closures and enforcement for weekend protest

Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 11:53 PM PDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2020 at 3:08 PM PDT
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MINDEN, Nev. (KOLO) - The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is expanding traffic controls in advance of Saturday’s announced protest.

Cement barriers will block motor vehicle traffic on Water Street. That will allow people to move safely on foot in the area. The closure on Water Street will begin at 8:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 6, 2020 and will remain closed until Monday, August 10, 2020.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has established free space for a protest this Saturday.

There will be active patrol near the Judicial Law Enforcement Center in Minden where the protest will take place.

Douglas County established a public information hotline for residents to leave a voicemail. This hotline is activated and will be manned from 7a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Friday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 10. The number is 775-783-6045. As always, please call 9-1-1 in the event of a true emergency.

“We respect each person’s individual right to peacefully assemble and protest; however, violence, destruction of property or personal injury will not be tolerated,” Sheriff Dan Coverley said in a statement. “The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is and always has been committed to fair policing.”

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has an official page for protest information.

There is an official map here: https://www.douglascountynv.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=12493103&pageId=16936138

The Facebook page says the event is in opposition to Sheriff Dan Coverly and the event details are accessible here: https://www.facebook.com/events/314657032990745/

This is taking place at the JLEC from 11am to 6.

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