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Man cited after interrupting speech at Eugene Library

Police were called after protesters interrupted the free speech event.

Posted: Mar. 5, 2018 11:27 AM
Updated: Mar. 5, 2018 12:01 PM

EUGENE, OR. -- A man with a group of protesters was arrested after disrupting a speech at the Eugene Public Library.

Police responded to the Eugene Public Library around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday after a group of 20 to 30 people began protesting an environmentalist speaker. The group felt the speaker's views were offensive to the LGBTQ community.

Eugene Police said the protesters held signs and were disruptive to the free speech event, so they were called to intervene.

Some of the protesters left voluntarily when asked to do so. Others left after they were advised they could be charged with trespassing.

Police said Daniel Live Williams, 33, passively resisted and was given a citation for Criminal Trespass in the second degree.

No other arrests were reported and there were no injuries. The speech event was able to proceed as scheduled.

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