Columbia protests continue into Monday night, stores block entrances


COLUMBIA – Protestors continued to gather downtown Columbia after the sun went down Monday night. 

The group of about 100 to 150 people moved to different locations downtown from Broadway and Providence to outside the Columbia Police Department. 

At one point, an ambulance, fire truck and multiple police officers responded to the protest. Witnesses at the scene told KOMU 8 someone had been hit by a car in an intersection.

KOMU 8 also learned businesses like Walmart and Lowe’s off of Conley Road have blocked the store entrances. Employees placed wooden pallets with stacks of mulch.

As of 10 p.m. Monday night, there were no protestors near those stores. 

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