Police: Four arrested at Columbus Pride parade after confrontation with officers

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Division of Police says officers arrested 4 people at the Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade on Saturday morning.

Police say four officers were injured, one with “minor abrasions to her leg” and one who was treated for an ACL injury and released from a local hospital.

At least three of the people were charged with disorderly conduct.

Another person reportedly attempted to disarm an officer who was arresting the other two. He was arrested for aggravated robbery.

Police Sgt. Ed Hasson said this is the largest police response he has seen in the past several years. He said he did not know if the people arrested were part of a certain group.

Police say someone tipped officers off about a group of protesters blocking off the parade route.

Police say once they arrived on their bikes to move the protesters some began to resist.

A number of people met at the Franklin County Courthouse following the arrests to call for the suspects’ release.

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