Updated 5:08 p.m. – The two protesters who were arrested at Houston City Hall Tuesday afternoon have been released, and will not be charged with any crime, according to sister station NEWS 92 FM.
Two people were arrested at Houston City Hall Tuesday afternoon after several dozen protesters entered the City Council chambers, shouting “No justice, no peace!” and “Trayvon Martin.” The crowd gathered earlier in the day to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
A dual protest was happening meanwhile at the courthouse downtown. No one was arrested at that site.
The Houston Chronicle reports the council recessed at 2:40 p.m., because of the protesters.
Asked why the group had interrupted the meeting, protester Kofi Taharka said, “We didn’t disrupt the meeting, we just asked to speak to our elected representatives, none of whom have made a statement about this national travesty, tragedy. They should have spoken before today. If we can’t get no justice, we can’t have business as usual.”
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