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Demonstration Arrests

On October 5, 2015, at approximately 4:00pm, people began to gather at 50 Bloomfield Avenue, Unitarian Society of Hartford, for an advertised demonstration.

At approximately 4:15pm some participants in the rally began to sit/stand in the roadway at the intersection of Albany Avenue at Bloomfield Avenue. Demonstrators were blocking vehicular traffic at rush hour, and also blocking an artery to the University of Hartford. This action began creating traffic congestion.
The participants were asked to leave the roadway. Demonstrators were given several warnings to clear from the street or face arrest. The demonstrators refused to leave the roadway.

Having been warned of the arrest consequence, a total of twelve (12) participants who refused to move were peacefully placed under custodial arrest and transported to the HPD detention facility without incident. All arrested people were referred to community court on one of 3 separate court dates assigned to the demonstrators.
Following the arrests, the police detail departed. A Hartford Police 'Faith Based Officer' stayed in the immediate area to ensure the safety and security of the demonstrators.
There were no reported injuries.

Arrested: Janee Woods-Weber (8/24/76), 775 Mountain Road, West Hartford, CT
Arrested: Vanessa Gonzalez (4/29/75), 24 Battle Street, West Hartford, CT
Arrested: Catherine Rion (12/22/76), 203 South Highland Street, West Hartford, CT
Arrested: Alan Bedford (6/17/40), 25 Cliffside Drive, Manchester, CT
Arrested: Susan McMillen (11/15/45), 611 Goose Lane, Coventry, CT
Arrested: Virginia McDaniel (1/18/55), 108 Greenwood Road, Granby, CT
Arrested: Joan Macomber (12/17/48), 50 Elm Street, South Windsor, CT
Arrested: Pamela Selder (8/5/62), 44 Chapman Street, Hartford, CT
Arrested: Christine Joyner (5/6/47), 450 East Center Street, Manchester, CT
Arrested: Maura Hallisey (9/11/91), 60 Drummer Lane, Wethersfield, CT
Arrested: Arthur Miller (7/20/45), 24 Meadowwash Drive, Windsor, CT
Arrested: Jason Fredlund (7/14/85), 252 South Whitney Street, Hartford, CT
All were charged with Disorderly Conduct, Section 53a-182, and referred to Community Court.

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