Several dozen demonstrators gathered at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Monday afternoon to rally against the arrest of a protester from Sunday night.

The protesters staged from the parking lot at Lowe's and Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen on Old Fort Parkway, then made their way to the jail.

They were protesting the arrest of Christian Fouche from Sunday night, although he was released some time before the protest happened.

Fouche himself was at the jail protest, said his lawyer, J. Caleb Cassell of Nashville. Cassell said the charge was breaking curfew.

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office allowed the protesters to gather in a grassy area along the jail's long driveway, well back from the detention center. Tape was set up to block their access, and the heavy police presence included mounted officers and drones.

One protester, who identified himself as Ervale Poole, of Murfreesboro, said, "This needs to stop," and called for justice, peace, equality and no violence.

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