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Three arrested in Kosciusko County part of group marching 700 miles to fight racial injustice

Police said they stopped the group after traffic backed up for miles behind them.
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KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. — (Fort Wayne's NBC) - A group marching over 700 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Washington D.C. to fight against racial injustice was stopped by police for obstruction of traffic outside of Pierceton, Indiana.

Just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Indiana State Police and Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of traffic backed up for several miles along U.S. 30 in Kosciusko County.

The group had eight support vehicles following behind at walking speed in the right lane. ISP said they were creating a dangerous situation for themselves and the drivers traveling through the area.

Police say they made contact with the group, telling them to stay on the shoulder of the highway. They say the group failed to comply, and they arrived and arrested three people.

Frank Sensabaugh, Eric Ajala and Tory Lowe of Milwaukee were each arrested for misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct. Lowe was given an additional charge of resisting law enforcement. All were taken to the Kosciusko County Jail.

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The leader of the march, Sensabaugh, was released on bail about two hours later. He said the group is planning to march into Fort Wayne sometime Thursday.

"This is a time for activists around the county to unite, this is a time for us to come together," Sensabaugh said. "You know how we stop this? By coming together as a nation."

Kosciusko County- This evening around 6:00 p.m. three protesters were arrested after intentionally obstructing vehicular traffic on US 30 in Kosciusko County. US 30 is a divided four-lane US highway with a speed limit of 60 miles per hour. Area dispatch centers began receiving calls of traffic backed up for several miles in the eastbound lanes of US 30.

Since arriving in Indiana, he says their group has received several threats, people throwing items at them and people yelling racial slurs out their windows.

"We'll be in Fort Wayne as a nation, we'll be in Milwaukee as a nation, We'll be everywhere that has a problem as a nation, as far as everything that's going on," Sensabaugh said.

He says the group is going to continue marching through the night until they reach a resting point.