It looks like Lancaster doesn’t want to be the next Kenosha after all. A quick crackdown to show that the city will not tolerate violent riots is the way to stop it before it gets worse. Good for Lancaster.
Thirteen protesters who were arrested during clashes with police in Pennsylvania at the weekend remain behind bars after a judge slapped the majority of them with bonds of $1 million each.
Police say the protesters, who range from 16 to 43 years of age, were arrested for rioting in Lancaster in the early hours of Monday morning after the police shooting of a knife-wielding man sparked protests.
The 13 protesters remained behind bars on Tuesday with bail for seven of them set at $1 million each.
Authorities said the protests following Ricardo Munoz’s fatal shooting degenerated into rioting that damaged Lancaster’s police headquarters and produced an arson fire that blocked a downtown intersection.