Mon. Jul 13th, 2020

25 Protesters Arrested In Beverly Hills, None Can Afford Their Bail

Activists are calling for the release of nearly two dozen protesters who were arrested on charges of unlawful assembly in Beverly Hills, saying holding them until they could each post $5,000 bail was excessive and heightens the risk of getting sick amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Police confirmed 23 protesters were arrested Friday night after they ignored repeated orders to leave a neighborhood.

On June 14, the city issued an order restricting nighttime assemblies after a noisy protest disturbed residents. The order warned that violators can face arrest and be charged with a misdemeanor. 

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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