4 Arrested at Fairfax Police Protest

FAIRFAX, Va. — Police say they’ve arrested four people in northern Virginia at a protest calling for changes in policing.

Fairfax City Police spokeswoman Sgt. Natalie Hinesley said Monday that officers arrested three women and one man. They were charged with obstructing the free passage of others and released.

The protest was organized by Showing Up for Racial Justice, a network organizing white people for racial justice. People across the country are participating in rallies and gatherings after the police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and the killings of five officers in Dallas.

The group in Fairfax delivered a petition demanding the firings of deputies involved in a confrontation with Natasha McKenna, who died after being stunned multiple times by a Taser at the jail. Prosecutors declined to bring charges.

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