2 activists accused of attacking driver during I-70 shutdown

3 years 2 days 10 hours ago Thursday, August 13 2015 Aug 13, 2015 Thursday, August 13, 2015 8:28:34 PM CDT August 13, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

CLAYTON (AP) - Two activists prominent in Ferguson protests faced felony charges Thursday related to a demonstration that briefly shut down Interstate 70 in St. Louis County.

Charges were filed Wednesday against 26-year-old Brittany Ferrell and 21-year-old Alexis Templeton for an alleged attack on an SUV driver who pushed past protesters. Neither woman had a listed attorney Thursday.

Demonstrators on Monday ventured onto I-70 during afternoon rush hour, forcing vehicles to stop. It was part of a day of protests related to the anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson.

As a woman driving an SUV pushed past protesters, Templeton allegedly punched her through the open window. Ferrell was accused of kicking the vehicle, causing $5,000 in damage.

Both women were released from jail Wednesday and joined about 75 demonstrators there to support them.

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