Occupy Gainesville Protesters Cited, Including Bo Diddley's Son
Four members of the Occupy Gainesville movement were arrested at the Bo Diddley Plaza last night after they refused to leave when the park closed.
Bo Diddley's son Ellas McDaniel was one of four people last night ho was issued a notice to appear for trespassing.
It's technically an arrest, but McDaniels did not have to go to jail.
Last night GPD told Occupy Gainesville per city ordinance Bo Diddley Plaza was closing at 1130pm.
Officers explained if protesters did not leave the space, they would be cited.
McDaniel and three others choose to take a stand and willingly allowed themselves to be issued a notice to appear.
Three of the four people cited then left the area but one woman, Annette Gilley decided to return to a free speech monument at the plaza and was placed under arrest and taken to Alachua County Jail.
Gilley had her first appearance in court this morning.
GPD says she will be charged separately for the original citation.
Occupy Gainesville did have a special use permit that allowed them to stay in the plaza overnight on Wednesday but they have not been issued any additional permits.
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