NEW BEDFORD - Community activist and former political candidate Carlos Pimentel Felix was arrested Tuesday outside of New Bedford City Hall.

According to a criminal complaint filed by New Bedford Police in Third District Court, Felix was arrested on William Street late Tuesday morning after he stopped his vehicle in front of City Hall. Responding officers say Felix was blocking traffic and pushing his car horn while screaming at police officers demanding to speak with the mayor.

Police say traffic was backed up onto North Sixth Street and a crowd had gathered. Felix became defiant with police, cursing at them and refusing to leave.

Felix was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. He was arraigned in New Bedford District Court and released on personal recognizance.

Carlos Felix unsuccessfully ran for a New Bedford Councillor-at-Large seat in 2015. He runs a crime-watch page on Facebook and is a frequent contributor to New Bedford Guide's Facebook page.