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A Houston man was arrested in downtown Friday night after allegedly damaging police property and shouldering an officer.

The incident occurred as protests for George Floyd, the Third Ward man killed in Minneapolis police custody last week, assembled around the city.

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Travis Martin, 32, is charged with misdemeanor interfering with the duties of a public servant, after allegedly blocking the roadway, and criminal mischief with damage between $2,500 and $30,000 — a state jail felony. Officers allege Martin kicked a patrol car, did damage to its window and struck an officer with his shoulder while being detained.


He is now being held on a $5,000 bond.

Dan Carson is a digital producer and reporter for the Houston Chronicle. You can read his work on Chron.com and follow him on Twitter.





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