Five arrested on second day of protests against Lincoln housing development
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Lincoln Police Department says five arrests were made Tuesday at a protest near Wilderness Park.
It was the second straight day of demonstrations against a housing development opposed by the Niskíthe Prayer Camp.
Protesters shared video on the camp’s Facebook page showing them locking hands to try to stop construction vehicles.
The same video also shows officers handcuffing demonstrators before walking them off camera.
The protesters’ charges range from trespassing to failure to comply.
Tree removal went forward at the site.
LPD said officers are focused on making sure that everyone is safe and that the protest remains peaceful.