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Law Enforcement Presence, Peaceful Protests ring out in Lower Bucks Region

A day of planned and spontaneous protest in the Lower Bucks County area concluded peacefully with no major incidents reported as of Sunday night 7:30 p.m by law enforcement. 

The Bucks County Major Incident Response Team (MIRT) with Morrisville and State Police and County Sheriffs staged along Bridge Street at the foot of the Trenton Makes Bridge in anticipation of protesters crossing over from the span from Trenton New Jersey, this afternoon as  Morrisville Borough sent out an alert to area residents to stay clear of the Bridge St. area. 

Image Credit: Jeff Bohen Lower Bucks Source

Meanwhile, law enforcement personnel dressed in tactical gear  were on location at  the 5 Points intersection along the Middletown and Bristol Township borders on New Falls Road in preparation for a spontaneously circulated protest on various social media platforms. 

In Trenton, officers were seen kneeling in support of protesters captured in an image sent to Lower Bucks Source this evening. 

Protesters on the ground were heard chanting “No justice, no peace” as they approached the Police station when the officers joined in a show of solidarity.

Credit: Jeff Bohen Lower Bucks Source

Shortly after 5 p.m no more than 20 people were on Woodbourne Road displaying signs and responding with cheers as h0rn-honking motorists passed by. Onlookers were set up in a parking lot across the street taking pictures, sitting on their vehicles in a CVS parking lot.

As of 6:30 p.m the group dispersed, sources in the area told Lower Bucks Source. 

State and local officials were contacted early Sunday about a planned protest and the plan to cross into Morrisville but declined to comment.

The public outcry regionally and nationally is  in response to the murder of  George Floyd  and the subsequent arrest of now fired officer, Derek Chauvin, has led to protests and demonstrations throughout the country prompting peaceful protests, demonstrations, rioting,  heated discussions about race, inequality and changes to policing. 

Two Morrisville Borough business property owners stood by anxiously watching the movements of law enforcement set up at two  locations along Bridge street.

Both asked not to be identified for the story but said they are “all for peaceful protests,” but expressed “concerns” about their properties and the general threat to peaceful demonstrations.

No incidents were observed in either location as residents of Lower Bucks expressed their concerns peacefully as business owners in both locations watched the on goings carefully. 

In Trenton, officers were seen kneeling in support of protesters captured in an image sent to Lower Bucks Source this evening. 

Protesters on the ground were heard chanting “No justice, no peace” as they approached the Police station when the officers joined in a show of solidarity.

“The rest of the region can learn from… Lower Bucks residents,” in how they conducted themselves today, said a locally elected official. 

But as Lower Bucks was going to press at 8:30 p.m, the calm of Trenton has been replaced by fires with two police vehicles reportedly set on fire and law enforcement advancing their boundary line further into the city sources on the ground are telling Lower Bucks Source. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Law Enforcement Presence, Peaceful Protests ring out in Lower Bucks Region

A day of planned and spontaneous protest in the Lower Bucks County area concluded peacefully with no major incidents reported as of Sunday night 7:30 p.m by law enforcement. 

The Bucks County Major Incident Response Team (MIRT) with Morrisville and State Police and County Sheriffs staged along Bridge Street at the foot of the Trenton Makes Bridge in anticipation of protesters crossing over from the span from Trenton New Jersey, this afternoon as  Morrisville Borough sent out an alert to area residents to stay clear of the Bridge St. area. 

Image Credit: Jeff Bohen Lower Bucks Source

Meanwhile, law enforcement personnel dressed in tactical gear  were on location at  the 5 Points intersection along the Middletown and Bristol Township borders on New Falls Road in preparation for a spontaneously circulated protest on various social media platforms. 

In Trenton, officers were seen kneeling in support of protesters captured in an image sent to Lower Bucks Source this evening. 

Protesters on the ground were heard chanting “No justice, no peace” as they approached the Police station when the officers joined in a show of solidarity.

Credit: Jeff Bohen Lower Bucks Source

Shortly after 5 p.m no more than 20 people were on Woodbourne Road displaying signs and responding with cheers as h0rn-honking motorists passed by. Onlookers were set up in a parking lot across the street taking pictures, sitting on their vehicles in a CVS parking lot.

As of 6:30 p.m the group dispersed, sources in the area told Lower Bucks Source. 

State and local officials were contacted early Sunday about a planned protest and the plan to cross into Morrisville but declined to comment.

The public outcry regionally and nationally is  in response to the murder of  George Floyd  and the subsequent arrest of now fired officer, Derek Chauvin, has led to protests and demonstrations throughout the country prompting peaceful protests, demonstrations, rioting,  heated discussions about race, inequality and changes to policing. 

Two Morrisville Borough business property owners stood by anxiously watching the movements of law enforcement set up at two  locations along Bridge street.

Both asked not to be identified for the story but said they are “all for peaceful protests,” but expressed “concerns” about their properties and the general threat to peaceful demonstrations.

No incidents were observed in either location as residents of Lower Bucks expressed their concerns peacefully as business owners in both locations watched the on goings carefully. 

In Trenton, officers were seen kneeling in support of protesters captured in an image sent to Lower Bucks Source this evening. 

Protesters on the ground were heard chanting “No justice, no peace” as they approached the Police station when the officers joined in a show of solidarity.

“The rest of the region can learn from… Lower Bucks residents,” in how they conducted themselves today, said a locally elected official. 

But as Lower Bucks was going to press at 8:30 p.m, the calm of Trenton has been replaced by fires with two police vehicles reportedly set on fire and law enforcement advancing their boundary line further into the city sources on the ground are telling Lower Bucks Source. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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