- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A security official in the Philadelphia suburbs tried to have two activists taken into custody for passing out leaflets on a public sidewalk in front of the county courthouse, but police refused, saying the men had every right to be there.

The Bucks County Courier Times (https://bit.ly/1CnfuhO ) reports that James Babb and Andrew Rumbold were leafleting outside an area designated by the Bucks County Courthouse. Video of the incident shows Bucks County’s security director ordering the activists to leave or “we’re going to call the locals and have you removed.”

A police sergeant was called to the scene but refused to arrest the pair. Central Bucks Police Chief James Donnelly says the sidewalk is public property and “county policy does not trump the U.S. Constitution.”

County spokesman Chris Edwards says the protester policy is being re-evaluated.

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Information from: Bucks County Courier Times, https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com


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