Henrico Police arrest fast food protesters sitting in Mechanicsville Turnpike
HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Henrico Police arrested several protesters who shut down a portion of Mechanicsville Turnpike by sitting in the roadway.
Several fast food workers took to the streets in the 2300 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, vowing to do "whatever it takes" to raise wages to $15/hr and the right to form a union.
Police say they arrested 10 people around 2:30 p.m. for unlawful assembly and impeding the flow of traffic.
Police have charged the following people:
La'sheika M. Harris – 23 years old
Samuel L. Taylor – 23 years old
Jarode S. Woodson - 27 years old
Tavon K. Taylor – 24 years old
Katrina T. Lewis – 32 years old
Nina S. Edwards – 24 years old
Rey A. Arteaga Jr. – 22 years old
Tierra L. Bradley – 18 years old
Rolanda R. Mcmillan – 52 years old
Tanisha Green - 28 years old
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