The Ithaca Times initially reported that the officers used tear gas on the protesters, while the mayor’s and police department’s account noted that it was pepper spray that was sprayed on the ground. The Ithaca Police Department phone number is 989-875-2333. But she said hearing chants of “Let her free” from the protesters outside made a big difference. The crowd initially gathered outside police headquarters because a protester, Messia Saunders, was arrested after a press conference held by Congressman Tom Reed outside the Tompkins County Republican Committee Headquarters on Meadow Street in Ithaca. Genevieve Rand hugs another protester after being released from police custody. Rand was held for over three hours while fellow protesters chanted outside the police building. Erin, a protester, was frustrated by what she saw as the IPD’s overreaction to the vandalism. But there is no need to fight in the streets. Protesters joined together and linked arms as officers reached into the group and arrested White-Saunders, Ingraham and four more protesters. The two other arrested protesters were released from IPD’s custody roughly 30 minutes apart from one another. There was also a third attempted arrest of a subject who fled police on foot. "We've been doing the same thing for months –– we used wax the last time, and they did not do this. Kathryn Stamm (she/her) is a member of the Class of 2022 in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is unclear if police will pursue a warrant. Police made both arrests while the protesters huddled tightly together. The night then took a severe turn around 7:15 p.m., when a large group of law enforcement vehicles parked on Clinton St. above the IPD headquarters, made up of Ithaca Police, deputies from the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police descended upon the crowd, announcing over a loudspeaker that the gathering had been declared an "unlawful assembly.". Help keep us reporting with a tax-deductible donation to the Cornell Daily Sun Alumni Association, a non-profit dedicated to aiding The Sun. Ithaca Police Department is located at 122 N Maple St, Ithaca, 48847 MI. pic.twitter.com/M1REqkvszZ, — Matt Butler (@AllegedButler) October 23, 2020. Launched in June 2014, it is a free and independent source of journalism. Protesters dispersed at around 9:10 p.m. Launched in June 2014, it is a free and independent source of journalism. Around a dozen police officers chased him. Follow Matt Steecker on Twitter @OnTheStecord. There, IPD officers arrested counterprotesters, including Ithaca resident and local advocate Genevieve Rand. At the Oct. 16 demonstrations in front of the Republican storefront, or Ithaca GOP headquarters, on Meadow Street, IPD arrived at the scene but no arrests were made during the physical altercations and damages to property.