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20 charged in Camden protest

Delaware News Desk
Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times

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.”