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12 people arrested after protests in Hartford

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Dave Rozza tweeted this photo of the protests near the West Hartford/Hartford lines. Dave Rozza tweeted this photo of the protests near the West Hartford/Hartford lines.
Moral Mondays protesters took to periscope to show their message. Moral Mondays protesters took to periscope to show their message.
Albany Avenue in Hartford was shut down in both directions because of the protest. (Dave Rozza) Albany Avenue in Hartford was shut down in both directions because of the protest. (Dave Rozza)
Protesters chanted "They're robbing our city" to commuters as they drove by, according to tweet by Dave Rozza. Protesters chanted "They're robbing our city" to commuters as they drove by, according to tweet by Dave Rozza.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A dozen protesters were arrested after police said they caused traffic congestion near the Hartford/West Hartford late Monday afternoon.

A large group of protesters gathered at 50 Bloomfield Ave. around 4 p.m. for “an advertised demonstration,” police said.

Around 4:15 p.m., police said some of those protesters started to sit and stand in the road. By doing these actions, the protestors blocked traffic during the evening commute as well as an artery to the University of Hartford.  

The group called the protest "MoralMondayCT."

After being given several warnings to clear the road or be arrested, police said they made 12 people, “who refused to move were peacefully placed under custodial arrest.”

Police said there was "no violence" towards officers.  

The following people were arrested:

  • Janee Woods-Weber, 39, of West Hartford,  
  • Vanessa Gonzalez, 40, of West Hartford, 
  • Catherine Rion, 38, of West Hartford,  
  • Alan Bedford, 75, of Manchester, 
  • Susan McMillen, 70, of Coventry,  
  • Virginia McDaniel, 60, of Granby,  
  • Joan Macomber, 66, of South Windsor, 
  • Pamela Selder, 53, of Hartford,
  • Christine Joyner, 68, of Manchester,
  • Maura Hallisey, 24, of Wethersfield,
  • Arthur Miller, 60, of Windsor,
  • Jason Fredlund, 30, of Hartford, 

All those arrested were charged with disorderly conduct. They were referred to Hartford Community Court.

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