Charleston police officer struck in the chest with object after protest

Charleston police officer struck in the chest with object after protest

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Charleston Police Department say an officer was struck with an object after a protest in downtown Charleston Wednesday night.

According to CPD officials, the officer was taken to the hospital to be checked out after he was struck in the chest at King and Broad streets.

"This incident occurred after the participants left Marion Square, marched downtown and back to Marion Square," CPD officials said.

"As stated earlier, the City of Charleston and the Charleston Police Department will continue to work diligently with its citizen's to keep everyone safe, maintain peace and order, and provide the right to all to express themselves under the law," a Charleston police press release stated.

CPD officials stated no one was arrested during the event.

Protesters said it was a call for racial equality and a message of understanding.

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