Protestors Clash Saturday In Bloomington

(BLOOMINGTON) – Protesters clashed Saturday night outside of the Monroe County Courthouse during a Red, White, and Blue Rally and Black Lives Matter protests.

At least three people suffered injuries to the head and face.

One person was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Others were evaluated and treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Around 6 p.m. more than 200 protesters showed up near the Monroe County Courthouse to show their support for law enforcement.

The supporters carried American flags, Blue Lives Matter flags, and signs showing support to local law enforcement.

Around 6:30 p.m., protesters in vehicles moved onto Kirkwood Avenue in front of the courthouse creating a road block.

Several speakers then spoke including Rep. Jeff Ellington and former congressional candidate Robert Hall.

Just after 7 p.m., a group of about ten Black Lives Matter protesters crossed Walnut Street chanting and holding signs and moved in front of the courthouse.

This caused a verbal and physical confrontation among some of the protestors from both groups.

Bloomington Police then arrived on the scene after receiving complaints of the confrontation. The protest ended around 8:40 p.m. with everyone leaving the scene.