Downtown Columbia Protest/Riots 5/30 & 5/31

Caesar

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I'm sure everyone is already aware about what is going on downtown tonight, but CPD Special Events is active due to Protesters rioting downtown. I've heard 5 CPD cars burned, multiple businesses vandalized, several officers injured. Mayor put a curfew in effect at 1800 tonight. CPD, RCSD, SLED, SCHP, BPS, Kershaw County SD, and LCSD are LEO's i've heard so far downtown.
 

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Are all of those agencies operating on CPD Special Events Channel? I would assume they would use an LE Common tatlkgroup.
 

mrat1234

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Yeah that is strange i was monitoring the state mutual aid and le common talkgroups wondering why i wasn't hearing anything. The cpd special events talkgroup is very active
 

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Does anybody know if federal agencies are assisting becuase i just heard what sounded like a unit key up and say ATF unit xxx to city units.
 

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did they change channel/talkgroup becuase im no longer hearing anything on cpd special events
 

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They have still been using CPD Special Events but fortunately things have been much more civil. However I would not be surprised for activity to ramp up again this weekend. However I'm hopefully we get all this rain they are predicting!
 

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Yeah I hope everything stays peaceful. I'm also hearing alot on BPS Dispatch. It's usually patched to schp troop 1 Sumter/Clarendon but it's not since the protests.
 

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Yeah I hope everything stays peaceful. I'm also hearing alot on BPS Dispatch. It's usually patched to schp troop 1 Sumter/Clarendon but it's not since the protests.
Yes, State House security is on BPS Dispatch.
 
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