ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – A group of activists arrested last year for holding a sit-in at the Albuquerque mayor’s office over police shootings are coming together again.
The advocates are scheduled Tuesday to meet at 1 Civic Plaza in downtown Albuquerque for a rally and to discuss the sit-in that shutdown City Hall.
Thirteen activists were arrested after they sat in the mayor’s office more than an hour. One protester chained herself to a stand holding a piece of southwest pottery.
The sit-in was part of a string of protests last year over Albuquerque police shooting.
The city recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to overhaul the police force amid allegations of excessive force.