A Libertarian candidate for U.S. Congress in suburban Detroit was arrested during a community race after protesting and refusing to leave the roadway.
The Detroit Free Press report Brian Ellison was arrested Saturday during Royal Oak Police Department’s Run with the Police. Ellison, running for the 8th District seat held by second-term Republican Rep. Mike Bishop, was protesting two recent fatal shootings by police.Michigan Voters Urged To Hand-Deliver Absentee Ballots
Ellison was charged with two misdemeanors: interfering with a government operation and resisting arrest. He was released on bond and is expected to be arraigned later.READ MORE: Detroit Animal Care To Hold ‘Howl-O-Ween’ Adoption Event October 28-31
Royal Oak police Chief Corrigan O’Donohue says Ellison was told not to interfere with the race, but he intended “to disrupt the event.” Ellison says his intention was to raise awareness about shootings by police.MORE NEWS: FEMA Extends Deadline To Apply For Assistance Due To Damage During June 25-26 Floods
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