2 activists accused of attacking driver during I-70 shutdown
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.