A St. Louis state senator has been arrested outside the Ferguson Police Department after walking into the street when police told protesters not to.
Senator Jamilah Nasheed and man who arrived with her were arrested. St. Louis County Police Spokesman Brian says protesters were told they could not block the street and most complied, but Nasheed and the man refused to move to the sidewalk.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports she faces two charges and is being held in lieu of 600-dollars bail.
A man who identified himself as her attorney, Eric Vickers, told the Dispatch she refused bond and seemed to indicate she intended to get arrested, offering it as an example of an alternative to violence if a grand jury fails to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown in August.
The Dispatch reports some of the other protesters outside the police station seem to not be supportive of the senator’s effort.