Councilman Assaulted Marshals at Immigration Protest: Police

Police say a Connecticut city councilman has been arrested during an immigration protest at a local courthouse. 

Police say a Meriden city councilman was arrested during an immigration protest at a courthouse Thursday night. 

Meriden City Councilman Miguel Castro was arrested and charged with two counts of assault on public safety personnel and first-degree rioting. 

Police said Castro was participating in a protest at Meriden Superior Court organized by Unidad Latina en Accion in support of a man arrested by immigration officials. 

Authorities said Castro assaulted two judicial marshals while they were dispersing a crowd in the parking lot. It's unclear if other people involved with the protest were arrested. 

Castro has been released on $5,000 bond. He's scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 27. 

Castro said Friday he will release a statement later in the day about "how the system handled the whole situation." 

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