ICE Protestor Trial Delayed at New Bedford Courthouse
The trial of a Rhode Island woman who was arrested while blocking the gate of the Bristol County House of Correction has been postponed, according to the Associated Press.
Sherrie Andre had been scheduled to appear in New Bedford District Court this week, but her trial has been pushed to February.
Andre is a member of the FANG Collective, an activist group that protested the use of the jail facility to detain U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.
Andre and others staged an action outside the county lockup in August of 2018. They used materials including tires, cement, chains, and their own bodies to block access to the Dartmouth facility. The group at the time said they were supporting a hunger strike by detainees inside the facility, and were protesting Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, who is a supporter of President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
Four people were arrested, and only Andre opted to go to trial. She could see 30 days in jail for trespassing and distrubring the peace.