CLE mayor, PD chief talk what's next

Posted at 12:42 PM, Dec 31, 2015

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams held a press conference Thursday to provide an update on the week's activities and outline what will happen next. 

The two addressed questions about protesters blocking intersections in downtown Cleveland and whether it violates the city's laws. 

Mayor Frank Jackson said that he and police are concerned with protecting the free speech rights of the protesters and is asking Williams to enforce laws at his discretion. 

Part of protesting is to inconvenience the public, Jackson said, and he's asked police to make sure that protesters do not cross the line into endangering themselves or others.

Williams estimated that a handful of the protesters earlier this week were from out of town, but that the majority are local.