Occupy Darien organizer busted again
The 61-year-old organizer of Occupy Darien, a two-day protest that failed to draw a crowd last month, was arrested for a second time Friday, Darien police said.
The arrest, which stemmed from a Dec. 14 incident at Papa Joe's Restaurant in Darien, comes as lawyer and activist Margaret Rague, of 63 Dubois St., already faces several criminal charges from a Dec. 3 arrest in which she was accused of drunkenly berating police officers while walking on the Post Road.
Rague faces charges of breach of peace and interfering with police for the Dec. 14 incident, according to the statement. Darien police could not comment further on the incident, an officer said Friday evening.
She was released on a written promise to appear in court Jan. 16 for the breach of peace charge, but had to post a $5,000 bond for refusing to be fingerprinted, police said.
Sherman said Rague has a medically documented finger disability that caused her to refuse fingerprinting.
"It's no coincidence that these charges come on the heels of the Occupy protest," Sherman said. "It was a stressful time for everyone and we're hoping to resolve these cases in court."
Rague is due in court Dec. 9 in the case stemming from her first arrest. She organized the Occupy Darien protests Dec. 21 and 22 in Tilly Pond Park, which failed to attract crowds.
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