A group of protesters gathered downtown Friday evening during Decatur's "3rd Friday" festivities, which led to the arrest of three protesters and the widow of Steve Perkins, Catrela Perkins, being detained.

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According to WAFF, Decatur Police approached Derek Taylor and asked him to remove the mask he was wearing during the protest. After exchanging words with the officers, Taylor eventually complied but was still arrested and taken to a nearby patrol car.

In addition to Taylor's arrest, another Perkins protester who was filming the incident between Taylor and the officers was arrested. When Catrela Perkins approached to ask the officers why that individual was being arrested, she was detained but later released at Chief Todd Pinion's request. A third individual was later taken into custody.

A representative of the Perkins family said that they will bring this incident up at the next city council meeting.

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WHNT released a video of part of the incident, saying, "In the video, it appears that several people are handcuffed after briefly demonstrating and being asked to leave by police. One of the protesters appears to be Catrela Perkins, the wife of Stephen Perkins."

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Decatur Police Department released a statement Friday evening saying, "Tonight at 3rd Friday there was an incident involving some protestors. Three were arrested. There were no injuries, and we'll be reviewing footage of the incident. We will update as necessary."

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