Police: Councilman assaulted marshals at immigration protest

MERIDEN (AP) — Police say a Connecticut city councilman has been arrested during an immigration protest at a courthouse.

Meriden City Councilman Miguel Castro was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of assault on public safety personnel and first-degree rioting.

Police say Castro was participating in a protest at Meriden Superior Court organized by Unidad Latina en Accion in support of a man arrested by immigration officials.

Authorities say Castro assaulted two judicial marshals while they were dispersing a crowd in the parking lot.

It's unclear if other people involved with the protest were arrested.

Castro has been released on $5,000 bond. He's scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 27.

Castro said Friday he will release a statement later in the day about "how the system handled the whole situation."

 

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