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At least two protesters arrested for violating curfew in Santee

Posted at 6:50 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 10:54:48-04

SANTEE, Calif. (CNS) -- At least two protesters in Santee were arrested for curfew violations after refusing to clear an intersection as a citywide curfew went into effect, authorities said Wednesday morning.

Approximately 200 protesters were at the intersection of Mission Gorge Road and Cuyamaca Street about 7 p.m. Tuesday when deputies in a helicopter made announcements that the curfew was about to begin and would be enforced, according to Sgt. Ashley Lewis of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Some protesters left, but several refused to leave the area and a San Diego sheriff's Mobile Field Force was called to the intersection to disperse the remaining protesters, Lewis said.

As protesters were cleared out, at least two people were taken into custody for not following the order.

No injuries were immediately reported.