2 men facing charges related to protest in Providence


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Protests continue across the country after the Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to charge three Louisville officers in the death of Breonna Taylor.

R.I. State Police say two people are in custody related to a protest in Providence Monday night

Gordon Brillon, 27, and Tyler Clapsaddel, 23, both of Providence, were both charged with disorderly conduct for fighting/tumultuous behavior.

Brillon was additionally charged with simple assault and vandalism/malicious injury to property.

One police cruiser had minor damage, according to police.

A group gathered in Dexter Park and moved through the streets of the city chanting Taylor’s name and “Black lives Matter.” They were followed by officers at a distance.

Brillon and Clapsaddel will be transported to court to be arraigned Tuesday morning.

The matter is still under investigation and no additional details were made immediately available.

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