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APD issues summons during Civic Plaza demonstration


Albuquerque police officers in riot gear escort a man to the Convention Center on Sunday morning. The man showed up armed to a demonstration near Civic Plaza and was carrying an “All Guns Matter” sign. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police issued a summons to an individual on a charge of child endangerment after the person showed up armed to a demonstration near Civic Plaza, police said.

Gilbert Gallegos, a police spokesman, said that a “white supremacy protest” that police had anticipated didn’t materialize on Sunday.

But he did say that a family that included two women, two children and an armed man showed up near the plaza where counter demonstrators had gathered. The man was seen with a sign that said “All Guns Matter.”

Gallegos said that “tensions rose” during the incident and police tried to diffuse the situation.

The man was issued a court summons, Gallegos said.

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