CHAMBERSBURG — Chambersburg Police Department announced Friday it has investigated rumors circulating on social media about threats to the peaceful protests that are scheduled this weekend in the borough.
According to police, “all of the recent threats and innuendo to cause mischief or interfere with the right to peaceful assembly have been investigated by the department and have been found to be lacking in credibility and without merit to date.”
A release put out by the department said all recent and previous protest events have been peaceful and without violence or property damage of any kind. “The Chambersburg Police Department will not tolerate interference of any kind with any person’s right to lawfully and peacefully demonstrate, nor will the department tolerate disorderly or unlawful behavior of any kind at any protest gathering.
“The Chambersburg Police Department will stand by and be present to protect the legal constitutional rights of citizens for public assembly and ground of speech,” according to the release. “The department doesn’t anticipate nor would we permit disorderly or unlawful behavior at any protest or gathering. We have no reason to believe that upcoming demonstrations will be any less peaceful than those in the recent past.”