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Press Release on Arrrests at Minuteman Rally Saturday

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Media Contacts: Cres Vellucci 916.996.9170 or Scott/BACFTM 510.295.8843

Three arrested Saturday at Capitol protest against ‘racist' Minuteman border vigilante project

SACRAMENTO – Three people were arrested Saturday at an anti Minuteman rally at the State Capitol, and two were treated for injuries after hundreds of demonstrators protested the vigilante border patrol group "Minuteman Project."

A breakdown on the arrests, as of 4:55 p.m. Saturday: Joshua Ramirez, 19, Santa Cruz, being held in Sacramento County jail on $30,000 bail on charges of battery on a police officer, resisting an order of a police officer, both felonies. He has a Tuesday court date.

Robert Levine, 21, San Francisco, due to be released on his own recognizance later Saturday, pending misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and battery. He also has a Tuesday court date.

Carlos Murillo, 19, Daly City, released on his own recognizance Saturday following his arrest on an infraction of pedestrian in a roadway, and a misdemeanor, resisting arrest. Unknown court date.

Both Levine and Murillo were treated for injuries suffered in their arrests. Supporters and other observers reported that those arrested were falsely arrested, and then abused by police officers.

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