- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Eight people have been arrested after a protest at a city council meeting in North Carolina.

Greensboro police said the suspects were arrested for blocking a street Tuesday night after they sang, changed and sat in council member’s chairs for 30 minutes before the building was evacuated and closed.

Council members recessed the meeting after the protesters took over the chambers.

The protesters were escorted out and then were arrested for blocking traffic on a street.

Dozens of activists showed up at the meeting to urge the council to intervene in a pending court case involving an altercation between a minor and a police officer last summer.

Residents have attended the city council meeting for months since the incident, urging council members to watch the officer’s body camera video.

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