BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Fifteen members of a political group aimed at youth issues have been released from jail after their arrests outside the Boca Raton university where last night's presidential debate was held.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera tells The Palm Beach Post members of the group Dream Defenders refused to remove themselves from sitting in the middle of a road during the debate at Lynn University. The group was arrested Monday night and charged with unlawful assembly, blocking a highway and trespass after warning.
They have since been released from jail.
The Dream Defenders have chapters in colleges and universities across Florida. The group's website says the protest at the debate was aimed at the candidates' "refusal to address youth issues."