Baton Rouge, LA (PPN) – Community leaders in Baton Rouge were denied the opportunity to speak at the Metro Council meeting Wednesday. Many citizens approached the podium, but some were removed from the room.
They were punished for allegedly disrupting the meeting after speaking on an item.
Gary Chambers, co-founder of the Rouge collection, is an active voice and strong leader in the city. He was arrested and taken to jail.
Chambers, along with other community leaders have fought restlessly to get justice for Alton Sterling’s family.
Officials received information that community members planned the disruption, according to WAFB.
Instead of allowing Chambers to leave peacefully, he was immediately handcuffed and read his Miranda rights. Mike McClanahan, the president of the local NAACP chapter, was escorted from the meeting for reportedly being off-topic.
The Rouge Collection posted an article informing supporters that a group of local community leaders were planning to protest at the metro council meeting to demand the officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling be fired.