RPD: Several fires set by protesters in Rochester Sunday
ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Rochester police and firefighters were on the scene after several fires were set in roadways Sunday on the city’s west side.
Rochester police officials say around 6 p.m. a group of protesters gathered near Glasser and Masseth Streets — not far from a deadly shooting involving the Rochester Police Department on Friday, when Rochester police shot and killed a man during a traffic stop.
Police say at about 9 p.m., a group of about 50 protesters stopped at Child Street and Jay Street and lit three construction barrels on fire in the middle of the road. At Jay Street and Orchard Street, police say the group lit more debris on fire in the road. Police blocked off traffic to these roads at the time.
Police say at midnight, 20-25 protesters remained near Jay and Orchard where they re-lit a vehicle on fire that was previously burned.
Police say there were no reported injuries or arrests.
Rochester Fire Department assisted with putting out the fires, police say.