Activist refusing to leave arrested before Gov. DeSantis press conference in Jacksonville

Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 12:58 PM EST
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Governor DeSantis’ news event in Jacksonville Tuesday morning was disrupted by the arrest of an activist.

Governor DeSantis was set to speak at the department of health in Duval County at 10:15 a.m.

Before the event began, a group of protestors demanded to talk with the governor.

Staff representing the governor came out and informed the group that the event was closed to the public. However, an activist identified as Ben Frazier was standing up and refused to move.

The governor’s staff alerted securities and Frazier was seen being taken out by police in handcuffs.

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