BLOG: Group gathers to protest in downtown Huntsville


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – An event that organizers called a peaceful protest happened in downtown Huntsville Friday night.

Huntsville Police officers placed barricades at the entrances of the Madison County Courthouse that Huntsville Fire and Rescue had filled with water.

HPD said there was no permit issued to anyone for this event.

The Madison County Courthouse closed to the public at 3:00 p.m.

Huntsville City Councilwoman Francis Akridge spoke with demonstrators at the event, and led the group in prayer.

Demonstrators marched from City Hall, to the Madison County Courthouse, to Big Spring Park East, to the main of Big Spring Park to march around the lake, then returned to City Hall. The march ended in Big Spring Park.

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