SC Protests

CPD, RCSD make five arrests in connection to violent incidents during Saturday’s protests

One additional arrest was made Thursday after the public helped identify a suspect

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook and Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott say they’ve arrested five people whom they say played a role in agitating the violence that followed after Saturday’s peaceful protests. Police arrested Marshall French, 22, of Gilbert, Datrion Gamble, 23, of Columbia, Marcelo Woods, 27, of Columbia, and Randal Metcalf, 31, of Gaston after combing through…

Fourth day of peaceful protests at State House, bring out more conversation

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–We are now in day four of protests in Columbia, following the death of George Floyd. Watch Here: a Live update from the 5pm hour. Tuesday Peaceful protesters gathered at the State House, lining the sidewalk on Gervais Street. Protesters say down to hold a moment of silence. STATE HOUSEPeaceful protest Also on hand were people helping others…

A look at Monday’s Protests in Columbia, peaceful protest at State House

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Tuesday, there were no planned organized events at the State House, although a few protesters took to the sidewalk, peacefully, holding signs. On Monday the scene was different, it marked the third day of organized protest in Columbia, following the death of George Floyd. ABC Columbia’s Maria Szatkowski covered the protests all weekend and into the beginning…

Third day of Protests in Columbia: Peaceful protesters gathered at State House

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–We are now in day three of protests in Columbia, following the death of George Floyd. ABC Columbia’s Maria Szatkowski has been covering the protests all weekend and has been out there today.  Here’s a Live update. Protestors on Monday staged a ‘die-in’, where they laid on the ground at the State House. Organizer Lawrence Nathaniel says the…

Peaceful protests at State House, protesters line sidewalk on Gervais Street

ABC Columbia image COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A third day of protests in memory of George Floyd got underway Monday afternoon at the South Carolina State House. Many holding posters and signs saying “I can’t breathe”. Some protestors can be seen sitting on the lawn of the State House grounds, others standing holding up signs. Once again, there is a police…

A look at the SC Protests over the Weekend

After a weekend of both peaceful protests and violent ones, in Columbia, tensions that had flared had calmed Monday morning

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–After a weekend of both peaceful protests and violent ones, in the City of Columbia, tensions that had flared had calmed by Monday morning. Columbia Police in Riot gear outside Main and Gervais Sunday began with a peaceful protest at the State House. Protestors were sitting on the lawn of the State House grounds, others standing holding up…

Tensions flare after peaceful protest at State House, water bottles thrown, non lethal rounds fired

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–After hours of peaceful protests at the State House, tensions flared late Sunday evening just before 6pm. Columbia Police in Riot gear outside Main and Gervais At one point, water bottles appeared to have been thrown at Police,  one officer fired and responded with bean bags and protestors began running. There were a lot of protestors gathered right…

Governor McMaster says he welcomes protests in SC, but will not tolerate violence

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– In a briefing Sunday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, along with state and local leaders, gathered to address Saturday’s violent eruptions in Columbia and Charleston. In the briefing, McMaster was clear,  he said we welcome protests,  we welcome people speaking their mind.  McMaster said we welcome those to assemble peacefully, the Governor said they learn from…

US Senator Tim Scott: “Protestors be heard, be seen but be orderly”

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– In a briefing Sunday, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, along with State and Local leaders, gathered to address Saturday’s violent eruptions in Columbia and Charleston. Senator Tim Scott was on hand to deliver a message to South Carolina. The Republican Senator said, we as a state cannot tolerate violence. Scott said “if we are going to make…