Two Men Arrested at Fall River Pro-Trump Standout [VIDEO]
Two counterprotesters were arrested in Fall River on Sunday at a Blue Lives Matter, pro-Trump rally held outside city police headquarters at 685 Pleasant Street.
Matthew Scott, 29, and Joseph Castro-DelRio, 33, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest, according to Fall River Police Lt. Jay Huard. Castro-DelRio, of Watertown, was additionally accused of striking an officer with a megaphone and scratching the hood of a cruiser while being placed under arrest.
Video of the incident provided to WBSM News shows four individuals approaching the pro-Trump group while wearing signs that say "Say Her Name," "Black Lives Matter," and "No Justice No Peace." A man with megaphone chants "racists, racists, racists" and "f--- the police and f--- Donald Trump." A demonstrator from the pro-Trump group moves close to the man and starts dancing.
WARNING: The following video contains strong profanity:
The man with the megaphone, who is presumably DelRio, continues to yell as officers approach on foot. Police direct the Black Lives Matter protesters to stay on the sidewalk. Dueling chants of "Black Lives Matter" and "Back the Blue" erupt. The man with a megaphone continues to yell at police. Eventually, officers are seen placing two people under arrest, including DelRio.
Both men who were arrested were due to be arraigned this morning in Fall River District Court. Scott was an organizer of a nearby "Blue Lives Don't Matter" protest, Huard said in an email.