OC Police arrest and charge more than 100 people at weekend pop-up rally

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Ocean City Police said more than 100 participants of the weekend pop-up rally were arrested and charged with various criminal and traffic offenses.

We are told despite there being small issues during the day, hundreds of participants became unruly and destructive in the evening hours.

Police said incidents throughout Ocean City went from social gatherings to unruly and violent behavior among the large crowds, specifically in the downtown area.

Officers said around 11:50 p.m., OC Police made the request for the second wave of allied law enforcement assistance.

They said assistance arrived from across the Eastern Shore to help with crowds, disorderly conduct and assaults.

“This is not a car show and the majority of these visitors are not car enthusiasts,” stated Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro.  “They are here to disrupt, destroy and disrespect our community and our law enforcement officers. Our policing philosophy is to be friendly, fair and firm. Unfortunately, the disorderly behavior and unruly crowds left no choice but to shift our philosophy and take additional steps to protect our officers and our community.”

 

 

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