Four arrested at Beavercreek Walmart ‘die-in’

'Die-in' at Beavercreek Walmart ends with four arrests. (WDTN Photo)
'Die-in' at Beavercreek Walmart ends with four arrests. (WDTN Photo)

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – The Beavercreek Police Department released its report about a protest rally at the Beavercreek Walmart Saturday.

It confirms that four people were arrested for charges including trespassing and obstructing official business.

A crowd of protesters went inside the store for what they called a ‘die-in’ in response to the death of John Crawford who was shot by Beavercreek police last summer.

Police say in their report that 150 to 200 people gathered both inside and outside the store while six officers were trying to contain the peace.

The officers called in for reinforcements and ordered everyone to leave the store.

Two of those arrested are described in the report as locking arms and refusing to get up from where they were sitting.

Another man was arrested when he continues to encourage a chant in the crowd even though the officers say in their report that everyone was told to disperse.

Officers from the Fairborn Police Department and Wright State University were called to assist the Beavercreek officers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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