Update: 3 arrested while protesting police shooting of Dana Fletcher at Huntsville Veterans Day Parade

The protesters were taken into custody at the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Huntsville.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019 1:33 PM
Updated: Nov 11, 2019 6:54 PM

Update: Huntsville police confirm three suspects are in custody for disorderly conduct. They are 26-year-old Carlos Montez Chaverst from Birmingham, 33-year-old Garrick Rex Rawls from Madison and 47-year-old Brandy Michelle McCollum from Hobson City.

A police spokesperson, Lt. Michael Johnson, says they were all arrested for laying on the roadway on the parade route. He says he does not have complete charges at this time. 

Dana Fletcher (Photo courtesy of Fletcher Family)

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Original story:

Two people were arrested Monday afternoon while staging a "die-in" in protest of the Madison police shooting of Dana Fletcher, according an organizer of the protest, Frank Matthews. 

The protesters were taken into custody at the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Huntsville. They laid on the ground and police pulled them up and put them in handcuffs, Matthews said.

Madison County Jail records show one of the protesters, Carlos Chaverst, Jr., is charged with disorderly conduct. Chaverst shared a video on Facebook of the incident.

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