(LaPorte, IN) - In addition to the "Racial Equality and Police Reform Demonstration" scheduled for Saturday, September 12th, in downtown La Porte, a second rally has now been scheduled in "Support of Police".
Spencer England, who organized the event, said a vast majority of police officers are good people and should be supported by the people they’re sworn to serve and protect at a time when law enforcement is being undermined by “left wing extremists.” “A lot of them come from liberal ideologies,” said England of La Porte.
The "Support Law Enforcement Demonstration" rally on Saturday is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. until noon.
A 2nd rally known as the "Racial Equality and Police Reform Demonstration" is then scheduled to start at noon and last until 3 p.m.
Police are keeping each rally separate to help make sure the protests remain peaceful.
La Porte Police Chief Paul Brettin said his hope is both events go as peacefully as the demonstrations from the opposing sides did in June. Police officers from the city of La Porte and the sheriff’s office are expected to maintain a presence as a precaution.