Two leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement were among those arrested Monday morning while protesting an LAPD press conference, reports LAist.com.
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles chapter organizer Melina Abdullah, and Niki Okuk were arrested just before noon for refusal to disperse from the lobby of police headquarters. All three were released several hours later.
The activists were protesting at an LAPD press conference at police headquarters where Chief Charlie Beck was addressing the two fatal police shootings over the weekend.
"It was a closed-door press conference where the public was not allowed to have access," Melina Abdullah told LAist, adding that many of her group were still able to listen to the press conference on the radio while gathered outside.