LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Police were called to the scene of a Lubbock gathering protesting the death of George Floyd on Saturday evening.
Police said they were called to “check subject” at 19th and University. One man, identified as 25-year-old Emmanuel Quinones, was open carrying around the protest, sparking anger and outraged shouting from the crowd.
Police were approaching Quinones when another man, identified as 36-year-old Ezequiel Cantu Valderas, tackled him.
Lubbock police intervened to stop the fight and arrested both men. An LPD sergeant suffered some minor injuries and a bloody nose during the struggle. Multiple people in the crowd tried to assault the Quinones while he was on the ground.
Both Quinones and Valderas were taken into custody. Quinones was charged with disorderly conduct and Valderas was charged with assault. They were both transported and booked into Lubbock County Detention Center.