Bain and COI Members Strike $1500 Bail 1 Day After Chaos Erupted in Parliament Square
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Lincoln Bain, leader of the Coalition of Independents and eight members of his party were charged and released on bail following a clash with police in Parliament Square on Wednesday.
The group was reportedly detained overnight in jail and was charged before the Magistrates court on Thursday morning, facing a litany of charges including unlawful assembly, obstruction, assault, disorderly behavior and resisting arrest.
The group pleaded not guilty then was released on $1,500 bail.
They walked out of the front door of the Magistrates Court where they were greeted by cheering supporters. Bain and the eight accused were seen embracing the happy crowd which shouted, “Freedom is a must.”
Bain and some members of the group showed up in Rawson Square on Wednesday to give parliamentarians a copy of their immigration proposal and wound up in a fight with officers after Bain was asked to move from the steps and work within the precincts of the square.
A senior officer physically removed Bain from the steps when chaos erupted and he was eventually carried away in a police vehicle.
They will return to court on December 1.
They were represented by Maria Daxon and Donna Dorsette Major, both members of the COI.