Former Illinois lawmaker places bond for arrested protesters


Former Illinois state Rep. Litesa Wallace raised money to bond out seven of nine protesters who were arrested Friday afternoon during a demonstration in Rockford.

The Rockford Police Department said they made the arrests during the afternoon march near East State Street in downtown after complaints from the community that protesters were blocking traffic and being disruptive.

The charges ranged from aggravated battery on a public roadway, mob action, aggravated battery to a police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, according to a police press release.

Wallace told 13 WREX she started taking cash app donations and encouraged people to donate to the Winnebago Bond Project in order to help get protesters out of jail after she saw a livestream of the demonstrations online and thought the arrests were unfair.

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