Video has been emerged of the five protesters who chained themselves together and subsequently arrested in front of North Carolina Governor’s mansion last night. They were part of a collective of protesters from the #BlacklLivesMatter #TransLIvesMatter and Gay and Lesbian community protest of #HB2.
Police in Raleigh say five people arrested in a protest near the Executive Mansion over North Carolina lawmakers’ decision to overturn a transgender ordinance in Charlotte have been charged several violations.
Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said late Thursday that the five people arrested have been charged with blocking traffic and with resisting, delaying or obstructing police officers. Sughrue says the five were arrested after they chained themselves together and sat down in a street. Sughrue said the demonstrators had been warned they would be arrested if they did not move.
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Those charged are 30-year-old Jade Brooks of Durham; 28-year-old Salma Mirza of Durham; 20-year-old Ngoe Tran of Durham; 27-year-old Jessica Jude of Durham; and 32-year-old Noah Rubin-Blose of Hillsborough.
Source: Washingron Post