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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