Known political activists arrested at a chaotic city meeting, are formally charged

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MERCEDES, Texas – Several citizens who were removed from a Mercedes City Commission meeting have now been formally charged.

Dalia Peña, the woman who tried to regain entry into the meeting after leaving her purse, has been charged with Resisting Arrest and Interference with Public Duties.

Noel Rodriguez has been charged with Assault on a Public Servant, Interference with Public Duties, and Resisting arrest.

Llene Luna has been charged with Resisting Arrest.

Finally, Velda Garcia has been charged with Resisting Arrest and Interference with Public Duties.

A Facebook page, Mercedes Will Drain Again, shares a video of the four of them being formally charged.

48:35:35Over 48 hours… in a city jailCharges are as follows:Dalia Pena – Resisting arrest and interference with public dutiesNoel Rodriguez – Assault on a public servant, interference with public duties and resisting arrestIlene Luna – Resisting arrestVelda Garcia – Resisting arrest and interference with public duties

Posted by Mercedes Will Drain Again on Thursday, September 19, 2019

To see footage of the chaos that broke out during the meeting, please see our previous story which can be found here:

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