One group of demonstrators, including Johnson’s father, Kenneth Johnson, was arrested after ‘purposely blocking’ the side entrance to the judicial center. Another group including Johnson’s mother, Jackie Johnson, was arrested inside the courtroom.
Witnesses said the demonstrators inside formed a ‘human chain’ and refused to let anyone into the judicial chambers itself. Lydia Whitlock, Barbara Jones, Keisha Moore, Anastasia Roe, and Tesha Marshall were also arrested. All seven were charged with misdemeanor interference of government property.
Video of the arrests inside the courthouse can be found here.
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