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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Summerville Preparing for Peaceful Protests

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (Sunday, May 31, 2020) - The Town of Summerville fully respects the rights of individuals to peacefully protest. The Town and its partners are prepared for any potential protest/march. The Police Department will be assisted by surrounding local, state, and federal agencies to work to ensure the safety of peaceful protesters.

The Town is encouraging all businesses in the area of Main St. to close or completely secure their properties and parking lots by removing any furniture or debris.

Criminal activity and destruction of property will not be tolerated.

Police are asking anyone to report suspicious activity to 9-1-1 and to stay safe.

In an abundance of caution, Town Hall and the Annex Building will close to the public at 3 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2020.

All media inquiries can be made to Mary Edwards at or 843-607-2294


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