KOSCIUSKO COUNTY Ind. (WPTA21) - A group marching over 700 miles from Milwaukee, WI to Washington D.C. to fight against racial injustice was stopped by police for obstruction of traffic outside of Pierceton, IN.
Just after 6 p.m Indiana State Police and Kosciusko County Sherrif's Office responded to reports of traffic backed up for several miles along US 30 in Kosciusko County.
The group had 8 support vehicles following behind them at walking speed in the right lane. Indiana State Police say they were creating a dangerous situation for themselves and the drivers traveling through the area.
Police say they made contact with the group telling them to stay on the shoulder of the highway. They say the group failed to comply and they arrived and arrested three people.
Frank Sensabaugh, Eric Ajala and Tory Lowe of Milwaukee, WI were each arrested for misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct. Lowe was given an additional charge of resisting law enforcement. All were taken to the Kosiusko County Jail.
Leader of the march, Frank Sensabaugh, was released around two hours later on bail. He says the group is planning to march into Fort Wayne sometime tomorrow.
"This is a time for activists around the county to unite, this is a time for us to come together," Sensabaugh said. "You know how we stop this? By coming together as a nation."
Since arriving in Indiana, he says their group has received several threats, people throwing items at them, and people yelling racial slurs out their windows.
"We'll be in Fort Wayne as a nation, we'll be in Milwaukee as a nation, We'll be everywhere that has a problem as a nation, as far as everything that's going on," Sensabaugh said.
He says the group is going to continue marching through the night until they reach a resting point. They say they will be marching alongside activists in Fort Wayne sometime tomorrow.