ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Activists in Albuquerque say attempts to silence them over criticism of police will only make them more aggressive in future protests.
Several demonstrators were removed from council chambers late Thursday after they refused to speak at the podium and turned their backs to councilors because of new rule changes they say limit free speech.
The demonstrators are pressing city officials to make changes to Albuquerque police after 39 police shootings since 2010.
David Correia, a protest organizer and University of New Mexico American studies professor, says he and others received citations ordering them not to return to City Hall for 90 days or risk arrest.
Correia says protesters are meeting Saturday to decide what actions they will take next. He says the actions will likely involve more civil disobedience.