Port Angeles: Youths, pro-police foes face off across U.S. Highway 101

Port Angeles police monitored about 40 protesters on both sides of Lincoln Street near the Clallam County Courthouse Wednesday night.

A group of mostly teen-agers gathered on the east side of the street, holding signs protesting police and the criminal system. The demonstration continued sentiments for their friend Miles Eli Schulmeister, who was found dead Sept. 25 in a Clallam County jail cell, they said.

On the opposite side of the street in the parking lot of Safeway Food and Drug, 110 E. Third St., about 25 people held signs supporting police and denouncing the claims of Schulmeister’s friends.

Gatherers on both sides reported water balloons and eggs being thrown across Lincoln Street, which is also U.S. 101. Police Officer Duane Benedict said some objects had been thrown at vehicles driving on Lincoln.

Benedict and two other officers supervised the crowd for possible violence or confrontation, though the protesters appeared peaceful.

“It’s just kind of an ongoing feud,” Benedict said.

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