20 charged in Camden protest
A Delaware State Police press release details charges in the June 9 mass arrest outside of Dover on Route 13.
“By their actions, the protesters intentionally violated three sections of the Delaware Code 11/1301.
“The protesters engaged in threatening behavior the protesters obstructed vehicular traffic, and the protesters congregated with other persons in a public place and refused to comply with a lawful order of the police to disperse.
“As a result, 22 individuals were taken into custody and detained. Of those 22 individuals, 20 were arrested and two were released.”
They were charged with disorderly conduct misdemeanors:
- Refusal to Disperse (all 20)
- Obstructing Vehicular Traffic (all 20)
- Obstructing Pedestrian Traffic (all 20)
- Fighting or Violent Tumultuous or Threatening Behavior (all 20)
- Resisting Arrest (4 people)
- Hindering Prosecution Prevent or Obstructs by Force (3 people)
All were released on their own recognizance or unsecured bond.
A condition of bail is “will not interfere with public egress or ingress or shutdown public right-of-ways or block roadways when physically protesting unless legally permitted.”