Two women arrested at ‘Being Black in the Burbs’ protest in Webster

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WEBSTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Webster Police Department said two women were arrested during a protest on Monday.

Officials say some protestors were repeatedly observed in the roadway at Hard Road and Ridge Road blocking the flow of traffic. They say they warned protestors to stay out of the road but they continued to do so.

According to the release, the Webster Police Department received many calls from passing motorists who claimed to have been threatened and distracted by protestors.

Two protestors were arrested for entering the roadway after they were warned not to.

Megan Fallis, 21, of Rush was arrested for disorderly conduct and was issued an appearance ticket. Megan Pietropaoli, 23, of Rochester was also arrested for disorderly conduct.

The group that led the protest — Being Black in the Burbs — released the following statement after the arrest:

There are no words to describe the anger I feel toward the abuse of power and authority by Webster police and affiliated police departments during their actions today during our protest.

The two women were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear in Webster Town Court next week.

This is a developing story, News 8 will provide updates as they become available.

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