Photos from Protest of Duncan Lemp Killing at MoCo Police Headquarters

Folks protested the SWAT killing of Duncan Lemp this morning at Montgomery County Police Headquarters. Lemp family members showed up regardless of the county prosecutor’s threat that they might be arrested for violating Gov. Hogan’s ban on “non-essential” activities during the pandemic. Roughly 25 to 30 folks showed up; to their credit, the police did not seek to disperse the protest because it exceeded the “ten people or fewer” Hogan guideline. Police gave a couple warnings to attendees not to block the entrance road to police headquarters and not to openly carry knives; police were civil and I did not see any clashes during the time I was there.

I have written three stories on the Lemp killing thus far, including Duncan Lemp’s Parents Threatened with Jail for Protesting his Killing, The Mystery Deepens Over the Pre-Dawn Police Killing of Duncan Lemp, and Did Maryland Police Shoot and Kill a Sleeping Man?  More to follow.

UPDATE: Three of the atteendees were arrested after the event finished.  Posted below is the comment from “Allegheny Rescue,” one of the protest organizers, on the arrests – which he said were not linked to the protest.  I have not seen other comments on the arrests yet.

UPDATE #2: Looking at the Montgomery County Daily Arrest docket, it appears that one person was arrested at the protest for “Possession of firearm at public demonstration.” A second arrest is probably also one of the demonstrators, ‘rifle/shotgun possession disqualification.” At least one of the organizers had encouraged people to bring firearms to the event, despite Maryland law prohibiting firearms at protests.  So almost 10% of attendees were arrested. (Initial reports were that three people were arrested who had attended the protest.) There were roughly a thousand times as many people who showed up to protest for gun rights in Richmond in January with zero arrests.


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18 Responses to Photos from Protest of Duncan Lemp Killing at MoCo Police Headquarters

  1. John Balazek April 25, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

    It was good to see so many of his friends turn out. Sad that it wasn’t under better circumstances. It’s terrifying that the police are a bigger threat than the criminals ever could be!

  2. SPARTACUS April 25, 2020 at 5:35 pm #

    “We have investigated ourselves, and found ourselves blameless.”

  3. Harvey Smith April 25, 2020 at 7:41 pm #

    Saw a livestream of the arrest of three of the protesters? Any follow up?

    • Jim April 25, 2020 at 7:43 pm #

      I just saw that a few minutes ago. I don’t have any info on this. If you hear something solid, please post here.

      • Alex Buck April 25, 2020 at 10:15 pm #

        I heard from “Big Igloo Bois” page that the ones who got arrested had left the protest, then came back and were doing burnouts and hanging out the windows and it wasn’t in association with protesting.

        • Jim April 25, 2020 at 10:23 pm #

          I hope we can learn soon the details.

          • Ryan May 7, 2020 at 10:04 pm #

            I’m one of the guys who was arrested. Please reach out, i was slandered

          • Jim May 7, 2020 at 10:14 pm #

            I emailed you at the address on your comment.

  4. April 26, 2020 at 4:40 am #

    Any more leads

    • Jim April 26, 2020 at 8:05 am #

      nope, still fishing and waiting

    • Ryan J May 8, 2020 at 11:44 pm #

      i didnt get it, try again

      • Jim May 9, 2020 at 7:37 am #

        OK, noting that this is a different email than tied to prior post..

  5. Eskimohouse. April 26, 2020 at 5:22 pm #

    They arrest the undercover

  6. Dustin Charles Fifer April 27, 2020 at 1:17 pm #

    I would say it seemed to be kids acting for attention not understanding the purpose and cause of the situation. The protest wasn’t to throw up gang signs and to act a fool by doing burnouts or whatever. The protest was to protest Duncan lemps murder. There will be a bigger one and we will come in numbers without little boys acting like little boys.

    • Jim April 27, 2020 at 1:21 pm #

      I just finished a long interview with Scott Horton that dealt with some issues around the protest. That interview should go live shortly.

  7. Alex May 8, 2020 at 7:14 am #

    It seems like this has gone completely silent now. Thanks for staying on it


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