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Rochester man charged in connection to downtown riots on May 30, 2020



Rochester, New York — According to officials from the Rochester Fired Department, on Tuesday a man was arrested in connection to civil unrest that occurred downtown in May 2020.

A 20-year-old Rochester man was charged with first-degree riot, second-degree assault, and third-degree criminal mischief, officials from the RFD arson task force said.

RFD was responding to a number of fires in the area of the Public Safety Building downtown on May 30, 2020, when firefighters encountered the suspect and a large, disorderly group around 7 p.m. near Court Street, according to authorities.

The suspect is currently at Monroe County Jail awaiting his arraignment, according to investigators.