Eleven arrests were made after overnight protests in Johnson City. People gathered Monday evening at Johnson City's Founders Park and then marched through the streets in the downtown area. At around 11 p.m., the crowd began to walk from ETSU to the intersection of University Parkway and West State of Franklin Road and then at 11:35 police advanced on the protesters and started to make arrests of those who were in the street. About and hour later, protesters walked into downtown Johnson City and blocked Main Street near Capone's for a short time. They then walked back down West State of Franklin Road and came back to the intersection where the original interaction with police occurred. The protesters said that they continued because the police had said they would walk with them, but they never joined, so the protesters began chanting "Stand With Us," asking the police to stand side by side with them in a show of solidarity. Ten of eleven people who were arrested were charged with disorderly conduct and blocking traffic. The other person who was arrested was 20-year-old Dezmond Carpenter, of Johnson City, who was charged with aggravated robbery, unlawful possession of a handgun, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, blocking lane of travel, and disorderly conduct.
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