Officers working to identify armed men from protest on Sunday

Protestors believed to have guns
Protestors believed to have guns(Asheville City Police Department)
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 12:22 AM EDT
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Asheville Police Department said officers are working to identify two men who allegedly brought guns to a protest in downtown Asheville on Sunday.

Officers said they believed both men had guns with them. They added that one of them was wearing a face mask and body armor.

According to officers, it is illegal to carry firearms openly if you are participating in a demonstration. Officers said they arrested multiple people for this during demonstrations in 2020.

Anyone with information regarding these individuals is asked to contact the Asheville Police Department by calling 828-252-1110, texting TIP2APD to 847411, or using the TIP2APD smartphone app.